Enable vFabric Hyperic to Send SNMP Traps

Available only in vFabric Hyperic

This page has information about enabling vFabric Hyperic to send SNMP traps to an SNMP management system.

Note: For information about enabling Hyperic to receive traps, see Configuring Hyperic as an SNMP Trap Receiver.

Configure HQ Server to Send SNMP Traps

  1. Click HQ Server Settings on the Administration page.

  2. At the bottom of the page, in the "SNMP Server Configuration Properties" section, define the properties for your version of SNMP. See the appropriate section below.

Configure vFabric Hyperic Server for SNMP v1

Select "v1" from the  SNMP Protocol Version pulldown and supply values for the properties defined in the table below.

The table below defines the properties for configuring Hyperic Server for SNMP V1 communications with an NMS.

Configuration Option

Description

Allowable Values

SNMP Trap OID

The OID of the notification to be sent. Supplies the value of snmpTrapOID.0 - the second varbind in a trap or inform that Hyperic Server generates. (The first varbind is SysUpTime.0.)

 

Default Notification Mechanism

Your selection governs the notification type that will appear as the default notification type option in the "Notification Mechanism" pulldown list that is presented in configuration dialogs when user configures an SNMP notification as an alert action, or as a step in an escalation.

For v1 of the SNMP protocol, choose V1 Trap. This is the only trap type you can generate for SNMP v1.

Enterprise OID

Enterprise OID.

 

Community

The community name to be sent with the trap.

 

Generic ID

Single digit identifier of the trap type.

0 - coldStart
1 - warmStart
2 - linkDown
3 - linkUp
4 - authenticationFailure
5 - egpNeighborLoss
6 - enterpriseSpecific

Specific ID

The specific trap code for an enterprise-specific trap (when Generic ID is set to to 6).

 

Agent Address

Address of the managed object that generates the trap.

 

Configure vFabric Hyperic Server for SNMP v2c

Configuration Option

Description

Allowable Values

SNMP Trap OID

The OID of the notification to be sent. Supplies the value of snmpTrapOID.0 - the second varbind in a trap or inform that Hyperic Server generates. (The first varbind is SysUpTime.0.)

 

Default Notification Mechanism

Specifies the default notification type that will appear in configuration dialogs when an authorized user configures an SNMP notification as an alert action, or as a step in an escalation. This choice simply defines the default option - the user configuring an alert action or escalation can choose a different message type.

  • V1 Trap

  • V2c Trap

  • Inform

Community

The community name to be sent with the trap.

 

Configure vFabric Hyperic Server for SNMP v3

This section lists the properties for enabling vFabric Hyperic to send SNMP notifications to an NMS. When Hyperic is so enabled, you can use SNMP notifications in alert definitions - as alert actions and escalation steps.

Configuration Option

Description

Allowable Values

SNMP Trap OID

The OID of the notification to be sent. Supplies the value of snmpTrapOID.0 - the second varbind in a trap or inform that Hyperic Server generates. (The first varbind is SysUpTime.0.)

 

Default Notification Mechanism

Specifies the default notification type that will appear in configuration dialogs when an authorized user configures an SNMP notification as an alert action, or as a step in an escalation. This choice simply defines the default option - the user configuring an alert action or escalation can choose a different message type.

  • V1 Trap

  • V2c Trap

  • Inform

Security Name

The username Hyperic's SNMP agent should use when sending notifications to the NMS. 

Required.

Local Engine ID

ID of Hyperic's SNMP agent; this value appears automatically, and is not user-configurable.

Auth Protocol

The SNMP authentication protocol Hyperic Server should use for communications with the NMS.

  • none

  • MD5

  • SHA

Auth Passphrase

The SNMP authorization passphrase configured for use when communication with the NMS. 

Privacy Protocol

The SNMP Privacy Protocol Hyperic Server should use for  communication with the NMS.

  • none

  • DES

  • 3DES

  • AES-128,

  • AES-192

  • AES-256

Privacy Passphrase

The SNMP privacy passphrase configured for use when communication with the NMS.

Context Engine ID

The EngineID of the NMS. This, along with Context Name, identifies the SNMP context for accessing management data.

Required for v1 and v2c traps.  Do not supply for Inform.

Context Name

The name of the SNMP context that provides access to management information on the NMS.  A context is identified by the Context Name and Context Engine ID.

Using SNMP Traps in Alert Definitions

After the configuration above is complete, the "SNMP Trap" notification tab is available when you define or edit an alert definition.