For a candidate system that has an SNMPv3 agent, two keyword options are mandatory:


  • USER

    If you do not specify both keyword options for an SNMPv3 seed entry, the IP Manager will throw an exception for the seed entry when reading the seed file.

    To authenticate or decrypt an SNMPv3 trap, you must include an entry in the seed file that matches the source of the trap.

    When the IP Manager receives an SNMPv3 trap, it reads the SNMPv3 agent’s username and Engine ID, searches the seed file for an SNMPv3 seed entry match, and uses the credentials that are associated with that seed entry to authenticate or decrypt the trap message.