SNMP is an effective way to monitor the health of network devices that you cannot monitor with a Server Agent. Our OnSight vCollector enables you to collect SNMP metrics in your account alongside your other monitoring like server health, application metrics, and network uptime and availability.
To create an SNMP credential, perform the following steps:
There are a few different variables to fill in, such as the SNMP Label, which is the user-friendly reference to the credential. You’ll use this when you are adding the credential to devices in the Panopta control panel. You also have to choose the SNMP version. Panopta supports SNMP v1, v2c, and v3.
The fields are described in the following table.
Select the SNMP version for this credential.
Enter the UDP port your SNMP server is listening to.
Enter the associated SNMP user name.
Select the authentication type to use for this SNMP credential.
Enter the key to be used for user authentication.
The key is the encrypted version of a cleartext password
Select the encryption algorithm to use for this SNMP credential.
Enter the key associated with your selected encryption algorithm.
If you’d like to add Network Devices that your OnSight vCollector has discovered:
You’ll see the IP or Instance name of the device that had been discovered and the services which were discovered on the device. The checkbox allows for multi-select adding of instances.
Panopta enables you to do SNMP monitoring with either traps or polling.