Introduction

The Microsoft Windows XP SNMP service provides a framework for SNMP and provides the SNMP agent that interfaces with extension agents, such as those running in applications like Lotus Notes. To enable SNMP-capable applications to send traps, the SNMP service must be installed and configured with the IP address of the system that will receive the traps. The following instructions assume that you are using the Windows XP Theme interface.

Installing SNMP Service

Use the following steps to install the SNMP Service on a server or workstation.

Note: You must be logged in as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group.

  1. Click Start/Control Panel.

  2. If the Control Panel displays in the Category View, click Network and Internet Connections/Network Connections. If the Control Panel displays in the Classic View, double-click Network Connections.

  3. On the Advanced menu of the Network Connections window, select Optional Networking Components. The Windows Optional Networking Components Wizard window appears.

  4. In the Components List, select Management and Monitoring Tools. Click Details.

  5. In the Subcomponents list, make sure that Simple Network Management Protocol is checked. Click OK. You are returned to the Windows Optional Networking Components Wizard window.

  6. Click Next. You are prompted to insert the Windows XP CD.

    Note: If the SNMP Service programs already have been installed, then you will not be asked for a CD and you may continue with step 9.

  7. Insert the CD in the drive and click OK.

  8. If the Welcome to Microsoft Windows XP window appears, SNMP services have already been installed. Click Exit to close the window.

    At this point, the two SNMP services have been installed on your computer and started. It is not necessary to restart your computer. The CD is no longer needed and can be removed.

  9. Close the Network Connections window.

Configuring SNMP Service to Start Automatically

Do the following to configure the SNMP Services to start automatically each time your system is started:

  1. On the Start menu, select Settings/Control Panel.

  2. If the Control Panel displays in the Category View, click Performance and Maintenance, then Administrative Tools. If the Control Panel displays in the Classic View, double-click Administrative Tools.

  3. Double-click Services.

  4. In the list of services, locate SNMP Service. If the value in the Startup Type column is Automatic, go to step 6. If not, continue with step 5.

  5. Double-click SNMP Service.

  6. On the General tab, select Startup Type = Automatic and click OK.

    You are returned to the Services panel.

  7. Locate SNMP Trap Services in the list of services. If the value in the Startup Type column is Automatic, you are finished with this procedure. If not, continue with step 8.

  8. Double-click SNMP Trap Services.

  9. On the General tab, select Startup Type = Automatic and click OK.

    You are returned to the Services panel.

Configuring SNMP

Do the following to configure SNMP. Refer to the Microsoft Windows XP online help for SNMP configuration details.

  1. If you are on the Services panel, go to step 5. If not, continue with step 2.

  2. On the Start menu, select Control Panel.

  3. If the Control Panel displays in the Category View, click Performance and Maintenance, then Administrative Tools. If the Control Panel displays in the Classic View, double-click Administrative Tools.

  4. On the Administrative Tools window, double-click Services.

  5. Double-click SNMP Service in the list of services. The SNMP Service Properties window
    displays.

  6. Click the Traps tab and do the following:

    • If it is not already in the Community Name list, enter public in the Community Name box.

    • Click Add to add public to the Community Name list.

    • Select public in the Community Name list and click Add.

    • Enter the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the IBM i (or AS/400) running Robot Trapper that will receive the SNMP traps sent from this system.

    • Click Add.

  7. Click the Security tab.

  8. Make sure that Send Authentication Trap is checked.

  9. Make sure that the Accepted Community Names box contains only one entry, as shown below:

    • Community: Public

    • Rights: Notify

  10. Remove any other community names (other than public) from the list. Select the community name, click Remove, then click OK.

Note: Your changes take effect immediately. The SNMP service does not need to be restarted.

Sending Traps

The Windows XP SNMP Agent generates traps such as coldStart and linkUp. And, it provides a mechanism for other SNMP-capable applications and devices to send traps. However, you must enable and configure these applications and devices separately.

 


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Last Modified On: July 19, 2019