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Configure Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Settings on an RV34x Series Router
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is used for network management, troubleshooting, and maintenance. SNMP records, stores, and shares information with the help of two key software: a network management system (NMS) that runs on manager devices and an agent that runs on managed devices. The RV34x Series Router supports SNMP versions 1, 2, and 3.
SNMP v1 is the original version of SNMP which lacks certain functionality and only works on TCP/IP networks, while SNMP v2 is an improved iteration of v1. SNMP v1 and v2c should only be chosen for networks that utilize either SNMPv1 or SNMPv2c. SNMP v3 is the newest standard of SNMP and addresses many of the issues of SNMP v1 and v2c. In particular, it addresses many of the security vulnerabilities from v1 and v2c. SNMP v3 also allows administrators to move to one common SNMP standard.
This article explains how to configure SNMP settings on the RV34x Series Router.
Configure SNMP Settings on RV34x Series Router
Configure SNMP Settings
Step 1. Log in to the web-based utility of the router and choose System Configuration > SNMP.
Step 2. Check the SNMP Enable check box to enable SNMP.
Step 3. (Optional) Check the Enable Allow user access from Internet check box to allow authorized user access outside the network through management applications such as the Cisco FindIT Network Management.
Step 4. (Optional) Check the Allow user access from VPN check box to allow authorized access from a VPN.
Step 5. From the Version drop-down menu, choose an SNMP version to use on the network. The options are:
v1 — Least secured option. Uses plaintext for community strings.
v2c — The improved error handling support provided by SNMPv2c includes expanded error codes that distinguish different types of errors; all types of errors are reported through a single error code in SNMPv1.
v3 — SNMPv3 is a security model in which an authentication strategy is set up for a user and the group in which the user resides. Security level is the permitted level of security within a security model. A combination of a security model and a security level determines which security mechanism is used when handling an SNMP packet.
Note: In this example, v2c is chosen.
Step 6. In the System Name field, enter a name for the router for easier identification in network management applications.
Note: In this example, ArkHives is used as the System Name.
Step 7. In the System Contact field, enter a name of an individual or administrator to identify with the router in case of emergency.
Note: For this example, Noah is used as the System Contact.
Step 8. In the System Location field, enter a location of the router. This makes locating a problem much easier for an administrator.
Note: For this example, FloodPlains is used as the System Location.
To proceed with the configuration, click on the SNMP version that was chosen in Step 5.
Step 1. If SNMP v2c was chosen in Step 5, enter the SNMP community name in the Get Community field. It creates read-only community which is used to access the information for SNMP agent. The community string sent in the request packet sent by sender has to match the community string on the agent device. The default string for read-only is public.
Note: The read-only password gives authority to retrieve information only. In this example, pblick is used.
Step 2. In the Set Community field, enter an SNMP community name. It creates read-write community which is used to access the information for SNMP agent. Only requests from the devices that identify themselves with this community name are accepted. This is a user-created name. The default is private.
Note: It is advisable to change both the passwords to something more customized in order to avoid security attack from outsiders. In this example, pribado is used.
You should now have successfully configured the SNMP v1 or v2 settings. Proceed to the Trap Configuration area.