Configure SNMP Communication

SNMP communication is essential to managing network activity. Your network can use either SNMPv2 or SNMPv3 to manage DME monitored devices. SNMPv2 uses community names to authenticate requests, and SNMPv3 uses a combination of authentication and privacy keys and protocols to send and receive information from devices on the network. SNMPv3 provides a higher level of security, and is recommended to use where supported.

To configure SNMP communication, do the following:

  1. In System Configuration, select Global Configuration Settings > Network Environment > Domain Qualification, SMTP Mail and SNMP Configuration. The Global Network Settings page opens.
  2. Under SNMP Configuration, enter a Polling interval value for SNMP status changes (in minutes). Choose a polling interval value that is not too low so that network traffic is properly accounted for.
  3. In the SNMP configuration name section, click +Add to open the default SNMP configuration dialog box.
  4. Enter a Configuration name and select either Enable SNMP version v1/2c or Enable SNMP v3.
    • If Enable SNMP v1/2c is selected, enter your Community names in the Get and Set fields. By default, Get is "public" and Set is "private".
    • If Enable SNMP v3 is selected, provide the following information:
      • Security Name: User name or Account name (depending on MFP manufacturer)
      • Context Name: Not required by all MFP manufactures. Refer to the manufacturer’s documentation for Context name details.
      • Authentication Key: Pass-phrase (at least 8 characters in length).
      • Authentication Protocol: Either MD5 or SHA1 security algorithm.
  5. Click OK to save the settings.
  6. Click Apply yo save the SNMP configuration.
    You can create additional SNMP configurations as needed.
    Note: If you change the default names in System Manager, you must also change them on all of your physical devices to match, in order for SNMP communication to work. Consult your MFP manufacturer’s documentation for information on changing these settings.