RIVERBED: SNMP CONFIGURATION


TOPICS COVERED

SCENARIO 

EXPLAINATION : WHAT IS POLLING AND WHAT ARE TRAPS ?

HOW TO CONFIGURE SNMP ON RIVERBED?

HOW TO CONFIRM, IF POLLING PROCESS IS WORKING FINE OR NOT

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SCENARIO

HOW TO CONFIGURE SNMP CONFIGURATION ON RIVERBED

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EXPLAINATION

We have two options to configure SNMP string for two different process, that is Polling and Traps:

What is Polling?

Example:   RIVERBED —————– SNMP SERVER

Here, SNMP server keeps on sending polls to Riverbed to check if device is working fine and responding. we have to configure interval also, after which

SNMP server sends out poll

What are Traps?

As in above example, consider polling interval is 5 minutes. It means SNMP server will send poll to devices after every 5 minutes.

If device gets some fault inbetween 5 minutes interval. What happens then ?

Device will wait for next interval.

Solution is we configure Traps, meand Device will not wait for next interval. Device simply sends out Traps exactly at the same time

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HOW TO CONFIGURE SNMP ON RIVERBED?

Firstly, POLLING PROCESS:

We have to configure as per steps given below

Configure  –>  System settings  —–>   SNMP Basic ——->  SNMP Server Settings

 

Secondly, TRAPS PROCESS:

Configure    —–>  System settings   ———>  SNMP Basic   ———–>  Trap Receivers

 

Both Process have different purpose and steps of configuration.

 

 

POINTS TO BE NOTED

To configure for Polling Process, we cannot use more than one community string. We can use more than one SNMP server, but not more than one Community string.

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HOW TO CONFIRM, IF POLLING PROCESS IS WORKING FINE OR NOT

SOLUTION

Download SNMPWALK software, which is availiable free over the internet

Use below mentioned command to confirm

 

Syntax Used:

-r:10.151.232.170  ::    Here, ” r ” represents Riverbed.  10.151.232.170 is the IP of Riverbed

-v:2c   ::    ” v ”  represents Version of SNMP

-c:de#R0#N@     ::   ” c ” represents Community String used for SNMP configuration

 

COMMAND LINE:

U:\  d:

D:\snmpwalk>snmpwalk     -r:10.151.232.170        -v:2c       -c:de#R0#N@

SnmpWalk v1.01 – Copyright (C) 2009 SnmpSoft Company

[ More useful network tools on http://www.snmpsoft.com ]

 

OID=.1.3.6.1.2.1.1.1.0, Type=OctetString, Value=Linux Pitt-sh-2050 2.6.9-34.EL-rb

OID=.1.3.6.1.2.1.1.2.0, Type=OID, Value=1.3.6.1.4.1.17163.1.1

OID=.1.3.6.1.2.1.1.3.0, Type=TimeTicks, Value=7 days, 5:10:43.21

OID=.1.3.6.1.2.1.1.4.0, Type=OctetString, Value=Unknown

OID=.1.3.6.1.2.1.1.5.0, Type=OctetString, Value=Pitt-sh-2050

OID=.1.3.6.1.2.1.1.6.0, Type=OctetString, Value=Unknown

OID=.1.3.6.1.2.1.1.7.0, Type=Integer, Value=78

OID=.1.3.6.1.2.1.1.8.0, Type=TimeTicks, Value=0:00:00.07

 

 

 

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