Setting up the HMC (7.3.3), Service Management, Manage Serviceable Event
Notification, for e-mail.
E-mail may be enough, but on the same screen I noticed the SNMP Trap
Configuration tab. We are installing a Windows based product (Orion
from SolarWinds) to keep tabs on the rest of the Windows based network.
Anyone using SNMP to keep tabs on the iSeries?
Or network guy is asking if he can poll the HMC using SNMP, which is
what he will be doing to check that other servers are alive and well.
It looks like in HMC SNMP setup the only event that can be logged or
monitored is when a problem log is created.
The help is kind of sparse, and it looks like the IP address is where
you send the SNMP message to, which is the inverse of polling. Help
says “Specify the TCP/IP address of the location where you want SNMP
trap messages sent when selected events occur”.
The Community Name help says “Specify the identifier that is used to
verify that a request for SNMP traps is valid. A community name is
created in the SNMP configuration to set up to receive only those traps
configured with a matching community name.
The community name that you specify here must exactly match the
community name in the SNMP configuration to be able to process the SNMP
Network guys think some kind of public/private key is needed. Maybe…
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