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The article explains how to create an Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) group on a 300 Series Managed Switch.
SNMP is used to manage devices on an IP network. Management Information Bases (MIBs) store information about the switch that can be accessed via SNMP. An SNMP view restricts access to the MIB. Instead of the whole MIB, only part of the MIB is visible. SNMP groups are used to define the read/write privileges of users to different views.
A few other configurations should be done before this configuration is implemented.
Step 1. Log in to the web configuration utility of the 300 series switch and choose SNMP > Groups. The Groups page opens:
Step 2. Click Add. The Add Group window opens:
Step 3. Enter a name by which to identify the SNMP group in the Group Name field.
Step 4. Click the appropriate SNMP version radio button in the Security Model field.
Note: Users can only be assigned to a SNMPv3 group. Choose SNMPv3 if you want to later assign users to the group.
Step 5. Check the appropriate security level check box(es) for the SNMP group.
Note: For SNMPv1 and SNMPv2, you may only check No Authentication and No Privacy. For SNMPv3, all three options are available:
Step 6. Check the restrictions to associate with the view. These restrictions are applied to the view (portion of the MIB) that appears in the drop-down list next to the check box. The three options available are:
Step 7. Choose a view from the drop-down list next to the restriction boxes you checked in Step 6.
Note: Additional views are available if you have created them. To create a view, refer to the article Simple Netowrk Management Protocol (SNMP) Views Configuration on the 300 Series Managed Switches.
Step 8. Click Apply to update the running configuration file and define the new SNMP group. Click Close to exit the Add Group window.
Step 9. (Optional) To edit a group, check the corresponding check box and click Edit.
Step 10. (Optional) To delete a group, check the corresponding check box and click Delete.
You have now successfully created an SNMP group on a 300 series managed switch.