You can configure vRealize Hyperic to send SNMP traps to an SNMP management system. You can use SNMP notifications in alert definitions, as alert actions and escalation steps.

Procedure

  1. On the Admin tab, click HQ Server Settings.
  2. Select the version that matches your SNMP protocol from the SNMP Protocol Version menu.
  3. In the SNMP Server Configuration Properties section, enter values that are appropriate to the SNMP protocol that you are using for the following properties.
    Table 1. vRealize Hyperic Server for SNMP v1

    Configuration Option

    Description

    Allowable Values

    SNMP Trap OID

    The OID of the notification to be sent. Supplies the value of snmpTrapOID.0 - the second varbind in a trap or inform that Hyperic Server generates. (The first varbind is SysUpTime.0 .)

    Default Notification Mechanism

    Your selection governs the notification type that will appear as the default notification type option in the "Notification Mechanism" pulldown list that is presented in configuration dialogs when user configures an SNMP notification as an alert action, or as a step in an escalation

    For v1 of the SNMP protocol, choose V1 Trap. This is the only trap type you can generate for SNMP v1.

    Enterprise OID

    Enterprise OID.

    Community

    The community name to be sent with the trap.

    Generic ID

    Single digit identifier of the trap type.

    0 - coldStart

    1 - warmStart

    2 - linkDown

    3 - linkUp

    4 - authenticationFailure

    5 - egpNeighborLoss

    6 - enterpriseSpecific

    Specific ID

    The specific trap code for an enterprise-specific trap (when Generic ID is set to to 6).

    Agent Address

    Address of the managed object that generates the trap

    Table 2. vRealize Hyperic Server for SNMP v2c

    Configuration Option

    Description

    Allowable Values

    SNMP Trap OID

    The OID of the notification to be sent. Supplies the value of snmpTrapOID.0 - the second varbind in a trap or inform that Hyperic Server generates. (The first varbind is SysUpTime.0 .)

    Default Notification Mechanism

    Specifies the default notification type that will appear in configuration dialogs when an authorized user configures an SNMP notification as an alert action, or as a step in an escalation. This choice simply defines the default option - the user configuring an alert action or escalation can choose a different message type.

    • V1 Trap

    • V2cTrap

    • Inform

    Community

    The community name to be sent with the trap.

    Table 3. vRealize Hyperic Server for SNMP v3

    Configuration Option

    Description

    Allowable Values

    SNMP Trap OID

    The OID of the notification to be sent. Supplies the value of snmpTrapOID.0 - the second varbind in a trap or inform that Hyperic Server generates. (The first varbind is SysUpTime.0 .)

    Default Notification Mechanism

    Specifies the default notification type that will appear in configuration dialogs when an authorized user configures an SNMP notification as an alert action, or as a step in an escalation. This choice simply defines the default option - the user configuring an alert action or escalation can choose a different message type.

    • V1 Trap

    • V2cTrap

    • Inform

    Security Name

    The username vRealize Hyperic's SNMP agent should use when sending notifications to the NMS.

    Required

    Local Engine ID

    ID of vRealize Hyperic's SNMP agent; this value appears automatically, and is not user-configurable.

    Auth Protocol

    The SNMP authentication protocol vRealize Hyperic server should use for communications with the NMS.

    • none

    • MD5

    • SHA

    Generic ID

    Single digit identifier of the trap type.

    0 - coldStart

    1 - warmStart

    2 - linkDown

    3 - linkUp

    4 - authenticationFailure

    5 - egpNeighborLoss

    6 - enterpriseSpecific

    Auth Passphrase

    The SNMP authorization passphrase configured for use when communication with the NMS.

    Privacy Protocol

    The SNMP Privacy Protocol vRealize Hyperic server should use for communication with the NMS

    Context Engine ID

    The EngineID of the NMS. This, along with Context Name, identifies the SNMP context for accessing management data

    Required for v1 and v2c traps. Do not supply for Inform.

    Context Name

    The name of the SNMP context that provides access to management information on the NMS. A context is identified by the Context Name and Context Engine ID.

Results

When you have completed the configuration, the SNMP Trap notification tab is available when you define or edit an alert definition.