This topic describes the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) event source parameters.
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a set of internet standards for management of network services. SNMP includes a protocol, a schema for defining data, and data sets known as Management Information Bases (MIBs). MIBs include Internet standards and standards specific to vendors/services. SNMP entities include agents and managers. Agents are managed services that instrument various MIBs and make the data available to managers. Managers can retrieve the data from the managed services. The managed services can also notify managers asynchronously through a trap.
There are three versions of SNMP in widespread use: version 1, version 2c and version 3. Version 3 includes security and access control features.
To access the SNMP Event Source Configuration Parameters:
- In the Security Analytics menu, select Administration > Services.
- In the Services grid, select a Log Collector service.
- Click under Actions and select View > Config.
- In the Event Sources tab, select SNMP/Config from the drop-down menu.
The SNMP/Config view in the Event Sources tab has two panels: Event Categories and Sources.
Event Categories Panel
In the Event Categories panel, you can add or delete SNMP event source types.
Available Event Source Types Dialog
SNMP has a single event source type (category) called snmptrap. After you add snmptrap to the Event Categories panel, Security Analytics generates an event source called snmptrap to the Sources panel as well. Only a single event source is supported. You cannot add or delete it. Only the event source type (or category) can be added or deleted.
Use this panel to review, add, modify, and delete event sources and their parameters for the event source type you selected in Event Sources.
The following table provides descriptions of the toolbar options.
Edit Source Dialog
In this dialog, you add or modify an event source for the selected event source.
SNMP Source Parameters
The following table provides descriptions of the SNMP source parameters.