Introduction

The Microsoft Windows NT 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.

Installing SNMP

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.

The Select Network Service dialog box panel displays.

You are prompted to insert the Windows NT CD.

Note: If the SNMP Service programs already have been installed, then you will not be asked for a CD. Go to Configuring SNMP.

Be sure to enter the full path to the Windows NT distribution files. At this point, the SNMP service have been installed on your computer and started. It is not necessary to re-start your computer. The CD is no longer needed and can be removed.

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

  2. On the Control Panel, double-click Network.

  3. Select the Service tab.

  4. Click Add.

  5. In the Network Service list, select SNMP Service. Click OK.

  6. Insert the CD and click Continue.

Configuring SNMP Service to Start Automatically

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

You are returned to the Services window.

You are returned to the Services panel.

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

  2. Double-click Services.

  3. 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 4.

  4. Double-click SNMP Service.

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

  6. 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 7.

  7. Double-click SNMP Trap Services.

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

Configuring SNMP

Do the following to configure SNMP. Refer to the Microsoft Windows 2000 online help for SNMP configuration details.

  1. In the Microsoft SNMP Properties dialog box, which appears after SNMP Services are installed, click SNMP Service/Properties.

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

    • On the Control Panel, double-click Network.

    • Click the Services tab.

    • In the Network dialog box, click SNMP Service/Properties.

  2. 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 running Robot Trapper that will receive the SNMP traps sent from this system.

    • Click Add.

  3. Click the Security tab.

  4. Make sure that Send Authentication Trap is checked.

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

    • Community: Public

    • Rights: Notify

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

Note: If you are installing and configuring SNMP, the settings take effect after you restart the computer. If you are reconfiguring SNMP, the changes take effect immediately.

Sending Traps

The Windows NT SNMP Agent generates traps such as linkUp and linkDown. And, it enables 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: March 08, 2018