SNMP Collection: The Basics

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This guide tells you how to configure SNMP collection protocol which accepts SNMP traps.

Deployment Scenario

The following figure illustrates how you deploy the SNMP Collection Protocol in Security Analytics.



Configure SNMP Collection Protocol in Security Analytics

You configure the Log Collector to use SNMP collection for an event source in the Event Source tab of the Log Collector parameter view.  The following figure the basic workflow for configuring an event source for SNMP Collection in Security Analytics.  Please refer to:

  1. In the Security Analytics menu, select Administration > Services.
  2. In the Services grid, select a Log Collection service.
  3. Select Actions menu cropped > View > Config to display the Log Collection configuration parameter tabs.
  4. Click the Event Sources tab.
  5. Select SNMP as the collection protocol and select Config.
  6. Click Add icon and select SNMP as the event source category.
    The event source category is part of the content you downloaded from Live.
  7. Select SNMP as the collection protocol and select SNMP v3 User Manager.
  8. Click Add icon to display the Add SNMP User dialog.
  9. Define the SNMP User parameters and click Save

Configure Event Sources to Use SNMP Collection Protocol

You need to configure each event source that uses the SNMP Collection protocol to communicate with Security Analytics (see Step 2. Configure SNMP Event Sources to Send Events to Security Analytics ).

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