Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Polling - AWS Elemental Server

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Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Polling

Rather than passively receiving SNMP traps from AWS Elemental Server, you can actively poll the SNMP interface.

You can interact with AWS Elemental Server using a variety of network management systems. AWS Elemental products ship with the Net-SNMP (http://www.net-snmp.org/) command line tools to access the SNMP interface while logged into the system directly or over SSH. Examples in this document are given using net-snmp commands.

To set up SNMP polling

  1. Either disable the node firewall, or enable external access to SNMP interface.

  2. Query either individual variables, or the entire SNMP interface.

    To query individual variables

    Use the Net-SNMP tools to query variables as follows.

    snmpget -c elemental_snmp -v2c -m <MIB> localhost MIBvariable
    snmpget -c elemental_snmp -v2c -m ELEMENTAL-MIB localhost serviceStatus

    For a list of MIBs and their variables, see Management Information Bases (MIBs) in AWS Elemental Server.

    To query the entire SNMP interface

    Use the Net-SNMP tools to do an snmpwalk to gather information about all of the running channels.

    snmpwalk -c elemental_snmp -v2c -m ELEMENTAL-MIB:ELEMENTAL-LIVE-MIB localhost elemental