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This page describes how to configure VX for Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) monitoring. SNMP is UDP-based network protocol for monitoring network devices. SNMP can be configured using VXbuilder or the Command Line Interface.

Table of Contents

For information on what SNMP MIBs and Traps are supported by VX, see SNMP MIBs and Traps Supported by VX.


  1. In VXbuilder, select node-root > Logging > SNMP Traps. The right-pane displays the SNMP Traps view.
  2. Double-click the Item/Address line to add an address. VX displays the Edit Trap Server dialog.


    VX logs events and logs are sent as traps to the configured IP address. If multiple IP addresses are configured, traps are dispatched to each one of them.

  3. In the IP Address/FQDN field enter the IP address or Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) to which the new SNMP traps should be sent.
  4. Click the Enable SNMPv3 check box to enable. Valid selection: Uncheck (Trap User dropdown list is disabled and VX sends SNMPv2 traps on that trap server) or Check (Trap user dropdown list is enabled).
  5. From the Trap User drop down box, select the Trap User to which the VX sends traps on that trap server.


    To send SNMPv3 traps with authentication and privacy for a specific trap server, ensure the following:

    • Enable SNMPv3 checkbox must be enabled
    • User selected from the Trap User drop down list must be valid
    • Transport Type is configured as UDP in the Edit User configuration (refer to Managing User Information.

For more information on the types of traps that the VX system reports, see SNMP MIBs and Traps Supported by VX. For more information about the SNMP Traps setting, see SNMP Traps.


  1. Connect to the VX system using a telnet-compatible application. (more information...)
  2. Set the interface to command mode using the enable command:

    No Format
    vx-node1> enable
    Password: *****


To Configure SNMP Using the CLI

  1. Switch to configuration mode:

    No Format
    vx-node1# config
  2. Set the SNMP Community Name and SNMP Trap Community Name using the snmp read-community command:

    No Format
    vx-node1/config# snmp read-community public
  3. Set the SNMP System Contact using the snmp system-contact command:

    No Format
    vx-node1/config# snmp system-contact admin
  4. Optionally, enable MIB-II Support using the snmp mib-ii command:

    No Format
    vx-node1/config# snmp mib-ii enable
  5. Set the SNMP System Location using the snmp system-location command:

    No Format
    vx-node1/config# snmp system-location anywhere
  6. Set the SNMP Trap Destination with one or more SNMP server IP address using the snmp trap command:

    No Format
    vx-node1/config# snmp trap add


Using the configure command adapter > ethernet adapter mode > interface syntax, follow the tasks in this step to configure the Ethernet Interface.

  1. Change to Ethernet adapter configuration mode using the config command:

    No Format
    vx-node1#config eth adapter interface
  2. Select an IP interface using the interface command:

    No Format
    vx-node1/config/eth1#interface ip 1
  3. Enable SNMP on this IP interface using the snmp command:

    No Format
    vx-node1/config/eth1/ip1#snmp enable


To Configure the Ethernet Adapter

  1. Select an Ethernet adapter using the adapter command

    No Format
    vx-node1# adapter eth1
  2. Set the description for the adapter:

    No Format
    vx-node1/config/eth1# desc purposeOfAdaptor