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Managing SNMP Credentials

Created by Nanette.Neal, last modified by Nanette.Neal on Jul 14, 2016

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The SNMP Credentials view allows you to configure and save SNMP credentials for use when scanning SNMP devices on your network. The following sections provide instructions for managing SNMP credentials for your devices.

Adding SNMP Credentials

The following procedure helps you store SNMP credentials for Orion IPAM. Orion IPAM attempts to communicate with your network devices using the credentials in the order they are entered. To change the SNMP credential order see Ordering SNMP Credentials.

To add an SNMP credential to IPAM:

  1. Click IP Address Manager in the menu bar.
  2. Click IPAM Settings.
  3. Click SNMP Credentials.
  4. Click Add in the tool bar.
  5. Provide an appropriate Display Name for your new credential.

    The SNMP Credentials view uses the Display Name to reference the different SNMP credentials you have saved to IPAM.

  6. Select the SNMP Version of your new credential.

    • IPAM uses SNMPv2c by default. If the credential you are adding is required to scan devices using the enhanced security features of SNMPv3, select SNMPv3.
    • If you select SNMPv2c and you do not want Orion IPAM to use SNMP v1 if an SNMPv2c request fails, confirm that Use SNMP v2 only is checked.
  7. If the default SNMP port for the devices requiring your new credential is not 161, provide the actual SNMP Port number for these devices.
  8. If you want to use either SNMPv1 or SNMPv2c for subnet scanning with your new SNMP credential, provide at least one valid read-only Community String for the devices you want to scan with your new credential.

    IPAM requires the public Community String, at minimum, for subnet scanning.

  9. If you want to use SNMPv3 for subnet scanning with your new SNMP credential, provide the following settings:
    • SNMPv3 User Name and Context
    • SNMPv3 Authentication Method and Password/Key
    • SNMPv3 Privacy/Encryption Method and Password/Key
  10. Click Save.

Ordering SNMP Credentials

The following procedure provides the steps required to reorder stored SNMP credentials. Orion IPAM attempts SNMP communication using the stored credentials in the order provided.

To order SNMP credentials in Orion IPAM:

  1. Click IP Addresses in the menu bar.
  2. Click IPAM Settings.
  3. Click SNMP Credentials.
  4. Check the credentials you want to reorder, and click Up or Down in the tool bar, as appropriate, to move selected credentials up or down, respectively, in the list of stored credentials.

Editing SNMP Credentials

The following procedure guides you through editing stored SNMP credentials Orion IPAM uses to monitor your network.

To edit an SNMP credential in Orion IPAM:

  1. Click IP Addresses in the menu bar.
  2. Click IPAM Settings.
  3. Click SNMP Credentials.
  4. Check the Display Name of the credential you want to edit, and then click Edit in the tool bar.
  5. If you want to edit the credential Display Name, provide the new Display Name for the selected credential in the designated field.

    The SNMP Credentials view uses the Display Name to reference the different SNMP credentials you have saved.

  6. If you want to edit the SNMP version of the selected credential, select a different SNMP Version for the selected credential.

    • Orion IPAM uses SNMPv2c by default.
    • If you select SNMPv2c and you do not want Orion IPAM to use SNMP v1, confirm that Do not drop down to SNMP v1 is selected.
    • If the credential you are editing is required to scan devices that require the enhanced security features of SNMPv3, confirm that SNMPv3 is selected.
  7. If you want to provide a different SNMP port number for the selected credential, provide the new SNMP Port number.
  8. If you want Orion IPAM to use either SNMPv1 or SNMPv2c for subnet scanning with the selected credential, provide at least one valid read only Community String for the devices to scan with the selected credential.

    Orion IPAM requires the public Community String, at minimum, for subnet scanning.

  9. If you want Orion IPAM to use SNMPv3 for subnet scanning with the selected credential, provide the following settings:
    • SNMPv3 User Name and Context
    • SNMPv3 Authentication Method and Password/Key
    • SNMPv3 Privacy/Encryption Method and Password/Key
  10. Click Save.

Deleting SNMP Credentials

Complete the following procedure to delete an SNMP credential from the credential library.

To delete an SNMP credential from Orion IPAM:

  1. Click IP Addresses in the menu bar.
  2. Click IPAM Settings.
  3. Click SNMP Credentials.
  4. Check the Display Name of the credential you want to delete, and then click Delete in the tool bar.
  5. Click Yes to confirm that you want to delete the selected credential.
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