The SNMP Trap Adapter is a client of the Adapter Platform Server. As such it will use information in the clientConnect.conf file to provide authentication information to the Adapter Platform Server. The Adapter Platform Server will compare this information to entries in the serverConnect.conf file to validate the connection. Thus, both these files must be configured.

The clientConnect.conf file must be configured on the host where the SNMP Trap Adapter runs. In the clientConnect.conf file you should create an entry for the system user ID running the SNMP Trap Adapter with a corresponding VMware Smart Assurance username and password. For example:

trap-uid1 : INCHARGE-OI : admin : changeme

where:

  • trap-uid1 is the system user ID running the SNMP Trap Adapter

  • INCHARGE-OI is the Adapter Platform Server name

  • admin is the VMware Smart Assurance login username

  • changeme is the VMware Smart Assurance login password

    The serverConnect.conf must be configured on the same host as the Adapter Platform. In the serverConnect.conf, an entry must exist that corresponds to the VMware Smart Assurance username and password specified in the clientConnect.conf file for the system user ID running the SNMP Trap Adapter. The VMware Smart Assurance user must be given All privileges. For example:

    INCHARGE-OI : admin : changeme : ALL
    

    where:

  • INCHARGE-OI is the Adapter Platform Server name (you could use an * to indicate all Service Assurance servers)

  • admin is the VMware Smart Assurance login username

  • changeme is the VMware Smart Assurance login password

  • ALL is the privileges granted this user

    The SNMP Trap Adapter does not have to run on the same host as the Adapter Platform. VMware Smart Assurance System Administration Guide provides more information about security configuration.