Introduction

The Microsoft Windows® 2000 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.

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

  2. On the Control Panel, double-click Network and Dial-up Connections.

  3. On the Advanced menu, 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 and click OK. You are returned to the Windows Optional Networking Components Wizard window.

    Click Next. You are prompted to insert the Windows 2000 CD.

    Note: If the SNMP Service programs already have been installed, you are not asked for a CD and can go to step 7.

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

    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.

  7. Close the Network and Dial-up 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. Double-click Administrative Tools.

  3. In the Administrative Tools window, double-click Services. Locate SNMP Service in the list of Services. 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.

    Note: You are returned to the Services window.

  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.

    You are returned to the Services panel.

Configuring SNMP

Do the following to configure SNMP. Refer to the Microsoft Windows 2000 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 Settings/Control Panel.

  3. Double-click Administrative Tools.

  4. Double-click Services.

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

  6. Click the Traps tab and do the following:

    • If it's 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.

  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

    Notes:

    • If public does not appear under Community, add it with Notify rights.

    • If public appears under Community, but a value other than Notify appears under Rights, select the value in the Rights list. Click Edit. Select Notify from the drop-down list and click OK.

  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 2000 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: March 08, 2018