Integrate SNMP Servers

When you configure policies in the Commander Admin Portal, alert events are recorded when something triggers policy enforcement. For example, if you configured a tag compliance policy in Commander that requires that a "role" attribute is used for each VM, the policy would trigger an alert for each VM with no role.

For some policies, the generated alerts can be sent out as SNMP traps or emails.

To feed policy alerts into a notification system such as an enterprise management console or an SNMP trap listener, in the Admin Portal, you must add connections to SNMP servers.

Commander's SNMP integration isn't used to monitor the system; it merely sends out traps to your monitoring systems about policy violations.

For more information on setting policies that can trigger alerts, see Manage Policies.

Add SNMP servers

Access:

Configuration > System

Available to:

Commander Role of Superuser

  1. Click the Integration tab.
  2. At the bottom of the Integration page, click Add > SNMP.
  3. Optional: If you don't want the SNMP server to be immediately available once it's added, clear the Enabled checkbox.
  4. In the SNMP Configuration dialog, enter the host name in the Host field.
  5. Optional: Edit the port number if required (the default is 162).
  6. In the Community field, enter the community string.
  7. Click OK.

Disable SNMP servers

Disabling an external SNMP server makes the server unavailable for connections but saves the settings. This means that you can return to the configuration dialog later and simply re-enable it.

Access:

Configuration > System

Available to:

Commander Role of Superuser

  1. Click the Integration tab.
  2. On the Integration page, select the server you want to disable, and click Edit.
  3. Clear the Enabled checkbox, and click OK.

Remove SNMP servers

Removing an external server clears the settings for an SNMP server that's integrated with Commander. This means that you must reconfigure all of the settings if you want to add the SNMP server again later.

Access:

Configuration > System

Available to:

Commander Role of Superuser

  1. Click the Integration tab.
  2. On the Integration page, select the server you want to remove, and click Remove.
  3. Click Yes to confirm the change.

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