Inserting an SNMP Command

Automates operations relating to network management.

To insert an SNMP command, follow these steps:


  1. Double-click or drag one of the SNMP operations to the Task Actions List pane.
    The SNMP window will open.
  2. Select an SNMP operation: Get, Get Next, Set, Walk, or Send Trap.
  3. Specify an agent and community details:
    • Agent: Specify an IP Address or host name.
    • Community: Specify a community string. This string is used for read-only access to a network element.
  4. OID Specifications:
    • Object ID: Specify the IP Address or host name.
    • Data Type: Select from ASCII or Hex.
  5. Specify Result:
    • Log File: View the SNMP log data in the selected log file.
    • Assign the value to an existing variable: Specify a variable value.
  6. Optional: SNMP Advanced:
    • SNMP Version: Select a device version (V1, V2, or V3).
      Note: V3 enables users to select authentication levels to ensure a more secure environment.
      • Authentication Level: Choose from None, Authentication Only, or Authentication with privacy.
      • If None is selected, choose an Authentication Method (MD5 or SHA) and input a Password.
      • If Authentication with privacy is selected, choose a Privacy Method(DES or AES) and input the Private Key.
    • Timeout: Specify the response time in milliseconds for the action to wait for before generating an error.
    • Remote Port: Specify the TCP/IP port to be used for the Get request. The default is 161.
    • Retries: Specify the number of times to retry the message.
  7. Click Save.