Configuring for Network Management Applications
Using SNMP Tools To Manage the Switch
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If you specify a community name that does not exist—that is, has not yet been
configured on the switch—the switch still accepts the trap receiver
assignment. However, no traps will be sent to that trap receiver until the
community to which it belongs has been configured on the switch.
Syntax: snmp-server host < community-string > < ip-address >
Enabling and Configuring SNMP Inform
You can use the snmp-server host informs command (SNMPv2c only) to send
inform requests when certain events occur. When an SNMP Manager receives
an inform request, it can send an SNMP response back to the sending agent.
This lets the agent know that the inform request reached its destination.
Using community name and destination IP address,
this command designates a destination network-
management station for receiving SNMP event log
messages from the switch. If you do not specify the
event level, then the switch does not send event log
messages as traps. You can specify up to ten trap
receivers (network management stations).
Note: In all cases, the switch sends any threshold
trap(s) to the network management station(s) that
explicitly set the threshold(s).
[<none | all | not-info | critical | debug informs>]
Options for sending switch Event Log messages to a
trap receiver. Refer toTable 13-2, "Options for Sending
Event Log Messages as Traps," on page 13-24. The levels
specified with these options apply only to Event Log
messages, and not to threshold traps.
informs: Enables or disables the informs option for
SNMP and allows you to configure options for SNMP
retries: Maximum number of times to resend an
inform request. Default: 3
timeout: Number of seconds to wait for an
acknowledgement before resending the inform
request. Default: 15 seconds