000012286 - Modify default SNMP system location information for appliance 3.0

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Article Number000012286
Applies ToAppliance 3.0
IssueModify default SNMP system location information for appliance 3.0
When monitoring appliance 3.0 via SNMP, an information 'Location" is read from the appliance, and the value is always "here". Some users may want to modify this value to reflect the real system location, such as "Sydney Office".
The "SNMP Community String" defined in Operations Console is for Read-Only community. So it's not possible to modify the location value from the SNMP client because there is no Read-write community.

The MIB file downloaded from the appliance's operations console contains three MIB files. One of them is 10892.mib which is provided by DELL. There is an object called "chassisSystemLocationName" which describes the location.  

    SYNTAX      DellString

    ACCESS      read-write

    STATUS      mandatory


"0300.0010.0001.0018 This attribute defines the location of the system."


1. Please ssh to your appliance as emcsrv.


2. After login, change user from emcsrv to root with the linux command "sudo su - root".


3. Change the directory to /etc/snmp


4. Find and open the snmpd.conf file

[root@kalappliance snmp]# ll

total 28

-rw-r--r--  1 root root   485 Jan 25 16:12 snmpd.conf

-rw-r--r--  1 root root   485 Jan 25 16:12 snmpd.conf.bak

-rw-r--r--  1 root root 18555 Jun 30  2011 snmpd.confe


[root@kalappliance snmp]# cat snmpd.conf

rocommunity kal

group notConfigGroup v1           notConfigUser

group notConfigGroup v2c           notConfigUser

view systemview    included   .

view systemview    included   .

access notConfigGroup ""      any       noauth    exact  systemview none none

sysLocation here

sysContact admin@localhost

sysObjectID .

sysServices 72

pass . /usr/bin/ucd5820stat

smuxpeer .

trap2sink kal


5. Edit the sysLocation.


6. Restart the snmp service.

[root@kalappliance ~]# /etc/init.d/snmpd restart

Stopping snmpd:                                          [  OK  ]

Starting snmpd:                                            [  OK  ]

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