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Enable SNMP access and trap forwarding for AIX

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Created by Malik Haider, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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Overview

This article describes how to enable SNMP access and trap forwarding on AIX. SNMP access and trap forwarding enable SNMP-based managers to poll the managed system and receive its alerts. If System Health Monitoring is also installed on the managed system, hardware alerts can be forwarded as SNMP traps.

Environment

All Orion Core versions

Steps

  1. With root authority, open the /etc/snmpdv3.conf file in a text editor.
  2. Create a community entry for the customized access view. You can create a new community entry or reuse the default community entry. For example: # communityName securityName securityLevel netAddr netMask storageType COMMUNITY myDirector myDirector noAuthNoPriv 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 -
  3. Define a security group that includes the community you defined. You can create a new group entry or reuse the default group entry. For example: # groupName securityModel securityName storageType VACM_GROUP mygroup_v1 SNMPv1 myDirector – VACM_GROUP mygroup_v2c SNMPv2c myDirector -

    Note: The security group name cannot begin with director_group.

  4. Define a view entry to include or exclude MIB objects. For example: # viewName viewSubtree viewMask viewType storageType VACM_VIEW director_View internet - included - VACM_VIEW director_View 1.3.6.1.4.1.2.2.1.1.1.0 - included - VACM_VIEW director_View 1.3.6.1.4.1.2.6.191.1.6 - included - VACM_VIEW director_View 1.3.6.1.4.1.2.6.159 - included - # exclude snmpv3 related MIBs from the view VACM_VIEW director_View snmpModules - excluded - VACM_VIEW director_View 1.3.6.1.6.3.1.1.4 - included - VACM_VIEW director_View 1.3.6.1.6.3.1.1.5 - included - # exclude aixmibd managed MIBs from the view VACM_VIEW director_View 1.3.6.1.4.1.2.6.191 - excluded -
  5. Create an access entry to authorize the security group to the customized access view. For example: # groupName securityLevel securityModel readView notifyView VACM_ACCESS mygroup_v1 - - noAuthNoPriv SNMPv1 director_View - director_View - VACM_ACCESS mygroup_v2c - - noAuthNoPriv SNMPv2c director_View - director_View -
  6. To configure SNMP traps, perform steps 7 and 8. Otherwise, go to step 9.
  7. Specify a target address value for each destination to which the IBM Director will send SNMP traps. For example: # targetAddrName tDomain tAddress tagList targetParams TARGET_ADDRESS Target1 UDP 9.181.65.131 traptag trapparms1 - - -
  8. Specify a trap community value. For example: # paramsName mpModel securityModel securityName securityLevel storageType TARGET_PARAMETERS trapparms1 SNMPv1 SNMPv1 myDirector noAuthNoPriv -
  9. Save and close the /etc/snmpdv3.conf file.
  10. Stop and restart the cimlistener daemon by typing the following commands and pressing Enter after each: /opt/freeware/cimom/pegasus/bin/cimlistener -s /opt/freeware/cimom/pegasus/bin/cimlistener
  11. Stop and restart the IBM Director AgentX subagent by typing the following commands and pressing Enter after each: /opt/ibm/icc/cimom/bin/icesnmp stop /opt/ibm/icc/cimom/bin/icesnmp start

 

 

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