Created: Feb 24th 2011
The following document serves as a guide on how to setup net-snmp to enable SNMP trap generation from Open Pegasus. This guide requires a basic understanding of net-snmp (www.net-snmp.org). This guide is intended to help developers and administrators to setup Open Pegasus to generate snmp traps.
Refer to the following PEP’s to understand the SNMP support in Open Pegasus.
To build Pegasus with SNMP support, you will need to build against the Net-SNMP bundle. Pegasus has to be built with PEGASUS_USE_NET_SNMP=true. By default Snmp V3 trap generation is enabled. To disable it build with PEGASUS_ENABLE_NET_SNMPV3=false.
To enable sending snmp v1 and v2C traps add the following line in /etc/snmp/snmptrapd.conf
authcommunity log,execute,net public
To enable sending snmp V3 traps from an example user, “sahana”, with password “setup_passphrase”, authentication protocol MD5, privacy protocol DES and with engine id “0x80001f88808a67e858ee38ec4c” follow the below steps:
1. The following needs to be present in snmptrapd.conf
“authUser log,execute,net sahana"
2. Add following line to /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf
# VACM configuration entries
# USM configuration entries
createUser sahana MD5 setup_passphrase DES à this line is not needed in Suse.
3. #service snmpd stop
4. To change the engine id of the SNMP user on RHEL edit /var/net-snmp/snmpd.conf to change the engine id of the new user sahana created. Edit the 4th column to have the following value for engine id, 0x80001f88808a67e858ee38ec4c. On Suse Linux add line "createUser -e 0x80001f88808a67e858ee38ec4c sahana MD5 setup_passphrase DES setup_passphrase" in /var/lib/net-snmp/snmpd.conf.
5. service snmpd restart
6. Check if entry in /var/net-snmp/snmpd.conf has the changed engine id.
7. service snmptrapd stop
8. Add the following entry in RHEL in /var/net-snmp/snmptrapd.conf or on SUSE in /var/lib/snmp/snmptrapd.conf
createUser -e 0x80001f88808a67e858ee38ec4c sahana MD5 setup_passphrase DES setup_passphrase
9. service snmptrapd start; service snmptrapd stop;
10. Check if the entry similar to the below is created in /var/net-snmp/snmptrapd.conf
usmUser 1 3 0x80001f88808a67e858ee38ec4c 0x736168616e6100 0x736168616e6100 NULL .220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.2 0xc6ba3349675003521469de1cb7dea212 .22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.2.2 0xc6ba3349675003521469de1cb7dea212 0x00
To verify if user ”sahana” can send SnmpV3 traps do the following:
1. snmptrapd -f -Lf /tmp/snmplog &
2. snmptrap -v 3 -n "" -a MD5 -A setup_passphrase -l authNoPriv -u sahana -e 0x80001f88808a67e858ee38ec4c localhost 0 coldStart.0
3. cat /tmp/snmplog à should list the new tarp on coldstart
For information on net-snmp refer to http://net-snmp.org
To run OpenPegasus tests for generating net-snmp traps refer to http://cvs.opengroup.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/pegasus/src/Pegasus/Handler/snmpIndicationHandler/tests/testclient/
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