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

SNMP v3 Parameters

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.