You can configure vCenter Hyperic to send SNMP traps to an SNMP management system. You can use SNMP notifications in alert definitions, as alert actions and escalation steps.

1

On the Admin tab, click HQ Server Settings.

2

Select the version that matches your SNMP protocol from the SNMP Protocol Version menu.

3

In the SNMP Server Configuration Properties section, enter values that are appropriate to the SNMP protocol that you are using for the following properties.

vCenter Hyperic Server for SNMP v1

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

vCenter 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

V2cTrap

Inform

Community

The community name to be sent with the trap.

vCenter Hyperic Server for SNMP v3

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

V2cTrap

Inform

Security Name

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

Required

Local Engine ID

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

Auth Protocol

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

none

MD5

SHA

Generic ID

Single digit identifier of the trap type.

0 - coldStart

1 - warmStart

2 - linkDown

3 - linkUp

4 - authenticationFailure

5 - egpNeighborLoss

6 - enterpriseSpecific

Auth Passphrase

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

Privacy Protocol

The SNMP Privacy Protocol vCenter Hyperic server should use for 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.

When you have completed the configuration, the SNMP Trap notification tab is available when you define or edit an alert definition.