Setting up Windows to Support SNMP Connectivity

Setting up Windows to Support SNMP Connectivity
SNMP – Setting up Windows to Support
SNMP Connectivity
July 2012
Description: Guide to installing and configuring the Microsoft
Windows SNMP Agent.
OS Requirements: Windows Server 2003 x64/Vista x64/
Server 2008 x64/Windows 7 x64/ Server 2008 R2 x64
General Requirements: installation of GENESIS64.
NOTE: On older operating systems like Windows XP or Server x64 it is
called “Add/Remove Windows Components”.
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Search for “Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
Check the box next to “WMI SNMP Provider” and click
OK.
Introduction:
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a
communication standard that facilitates the exchange of network
information between SNMP enabled devices. An SNMP
network consists of a Network Management System (NMS),
Managed Devices, and Agents. An NMS would monitor or
control managed devices that provide SNMP information
through the agents.
Here is how SNMP works with GENESIS64. You can consider
ICONICS GENESIS64 as an NMS. The Managed Devices are
your routers, printers, servers, etc. The Agents are software on
the managed devices that provide management information.
This document will walk you through the steps of installing and
setting up your SNMP services from windows.
Figure 2 - Turn Windows Features on or off (Windows 7)
Installing the MS Windows SNMP Agent:
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Open “Program and Features” from the Control Panel.
NOTE: On older operating systems such as Windows XP or Server 2003
you need to insert your original installation CD and click on “Add or
Remove Programs”.
Wizard will be automatically closed once the SNMP service
is installed. Then you can close all remaining windows.
NOTE: On older operating systems such as Windows XP / Server 2003
you need to highlight Management and Monitoring Tools, then click on
Details, check the Box next to Simple Network Management Protocol and
then click on “OK” as shown on figure below. When prompted to locate
the Windows CD and specific files, look under the \I386 folder on the CD.
Figure 3 - Management and Monitoring Tools Window
Configuring the MS Windows SNMP
Agent Service - SNMP Data:
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Figure 1 – Program and Features Icon
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Go to Start Control Panel Administrative Tools Services.
Select SNMP Service and open the properties page by
right-clicking on it and select Properties.
Click on “Turn Windows features on or off” button on the
left-hand panel.
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SNMP - Setting up Windows to Support SNMP Connectivity
SNMP – Setting up Windows to Support
SNMP Connectivity
July 2012
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Click on “OK” to close the properties window.
Restart the SNMP service by selecting it and clicking the
restart service button
on the top toolbar.
There is also a SNMP Trap Service in the Services manager.
You will need to disable this service.
Close the services browser.
Configuring the MS Windows SNMP
Agent Service - SNMP Simulator Traps:
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Figure 4 - Select the SNMP Service Properties
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Open Services again from the Control Panel.
Select SNMP Service and open its properties page by right
clicking (Figure ) on it and selecting Properties.
Click on the Traps Tab.
Type “public” under community name and click Add to list.
Click on “Add…” at the bottom of the window and add
“localhost” and the DNS name of your PC.
Select the Security Tab.
Add the community names for the devices from which you
would like to receive SNMP packets. Specify Community
Rights as well.
Figure 5 - Set "public" as the Read Community
NOTE: The default read only community for most devices is
“public”. The ICONICS SNMP Simulator publishes in this
community. The default read/write community for most devices is
“private”.
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Add the Host Name or IP addresses of devices you wish to
receive SNMP packets from by using the “Add…” button
in the lower section. You can also choose to accept SNMP
packets from any host.
Figure 7 - add "localhost" and the PC's DNS Name
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Figure 6 - Add the Host Name or IP Address of SNMP Enabled Devices
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Click on “OK” to close the properties window.
Restart the SNMP service by selecting it and clicking the
restart service button
on the top toolbar.
Close the Services browser.
Now you should be able to configure SNMP Traps in
ICONICS SNMP Configurator.
SNMP - Setting up Windows to Support SNMP Connectivity
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