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Using Walk action

  • Updated: 11/17/2020
    • Automation 360 v.x
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Using Walk action

Use the Walk action in the SNMP package to set up a collection of information about all the devices available on all the connected nodes or subtree.

Procedure

  1. In the Actions palette, double-click or drag the Walk action from the SNMP package.
  2. In the Agent field, enter details of the device on which the SNMP agent is available.
  3. In the SNMP Version section, select an option to specify the SNMP version to be used.
    OptionAction
    V1 Specify the community string you want to use in the Community field.
    V2C Specify the community string you want to use in the Community field.
    V3 Specify the community string you want to use in the Community field.

    Select an option from the Authentication level list to specify the authentication level you want to use.

    • None: No authentication will be used.
    • Authentication Only: Enables you to use authentication only.
      1. Select MD5 or SHA from the Authentication method list to specify the authentication method you want to use.
      2. Select Credential to use a value from the Credential Vault, Variable to use a credential variable, or Insecure string to manually specify the value you want to use.
    • Authentication and privacy: Enables you to use authentication and privacy.
      1. Select MD5 or SHA from the Authentication method list to specify the authentication method you want to use.
      2. Select Credential to use a value from the Credential Vault, Variable to use a credential variable, or Insecure string to manually specify the value you want to use.
      3. Select DES or AES from the Privacy method list to specify the privacy method you want to use.
      4. Select Credential to use a value from the Credential Vault, Variable to use a credential variable, or Insecure string to manually specify the value you want to use.
  4. In the Object ID field, specify the ID of the object for which you want to retrieve details.
  5. In the Data type section, select the ASCII or Hex option to specify the format in which you want to retrieve details of the object.
  6. In the Walk type section, select an option to specify the scope from which to collect information.
    • All: Displays the variables that are equal to the specified OID for the given tree type structure.
    • Within: All variables in the sub-tree below the given OID are queried.
  7. In the SNMP advanced option section, complete the following fields:
    • Timeout: Specify the time (in milliseconds) for the action to wait before generating an error.
    • Remote port: Specify the port number of the remote device.
    • Retries: Specify the maximum number of times the action must try to retrieve the details.
  8. In the Result section, select an option:
    • Control Room file: Uses a file that is available on the Control Room to store the result.
    • Desktop file: Uses a file that is available on a device to store the result.
    • Variable: Uses a file variable to specify the file location that you want to use to store the result.
  9. Select a string variable from the Assigned to list.
  10. Click Save.
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