SNMP configuration with Solarwinds

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Nutanix appliances support monitoring via SNMP. Only SNMP v2c and v3 versions are supported. SNMP v2c is supported starting with AOS 5.5. In addition, SNMP v2c with Nutanix does not support SNMP GET operations.
The MD5 authentication is no longer supported in AOS 4.1 and later.

SNMP can be set up using the Prism Web Console or from the nCLI.

  • Setting up SNMP through nCLI

    Run the following command on any CVM (Controller VM) to add an SNMP user (encapsulate the keys in single and not double quotes).

    nutanix@cvm$ ncli snmp add-user username=SNMPUser auth-type=sha auth-key='SHAAuthKeyExample' priv-type=AES priv-key='AESPrivKeyExample'    User Name                 : SNMPUser    Auth Key                  : SHAAuthKeyExample    Auth Type                 : sha    Priv Key                  : AESPrivKeyExample    Priv Type                 : AES

    Privacy protocol settings are optional. You can create the user only with the authentication protocol:

    nutanix@cvm$ ncli snmp add-user username=SNMPUser auth-type=sha auth-key='SHAAuthKeyExample'    User Name                 : SNMPUser    Auth Key                  : SHAAuthKeyExample    Auth Type                 : sha    Priv Key                  :    Priv Type                 :

    More information about nCLI can be found in the Command Reference Guide.

  • Setting up SNMP through Prism Web Console
    1. Log in to Prism.
    2. Click on the gear icon.
    3. Select SNMP.
    4. In SNMP Configuration, select Users.
    5. Click on + New User.

    For more information about the SNMP configuration, see Prism Web Console Guide v5.18: Configuring SNMPGuide: Configuring SNMP.

 

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