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Install Dell OpenManage 5.2 on ESX 3.02 & configure SNMP traps!

Can someone help configuring SNMP traps for ESX 3.0.2 server. I've installed OpenMange 5.2 already but don't know how to configure snmp.conf file. Please provide details how to edit the .conf file.

Installing Dell OpenManage 5.2 Agents on the VMware Service Console

ESX Server 3.0.2 supports Dell OpenManage 5.2 management agents. Before installing the Dell OpenManage

software on the service console, you must install some additional files as described below.

To install the software

1 Ensure that you have the Dell OpenManage installation media.

2 Log into the VMware Service Console as root.

Mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

3 Change to the directory where the installation files are stored.

cd /mnt/cdrom/srvadmin/linux/supportscripts

4 Run the installation script.

./srvadmin-install.sh

5 For environments managed with a Dell OpenManage IT Assistant management station, configure

SNMPD to send SNMP traps to the management station. To add trapcommunity & trapsink, edit

/etc/snmp/snmpd.conf.

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Example on Windows Trap settings:

Traps tab:

Community Name: TRAPNAME Trap Destination: 167.16.xxx.xxx

Security Tab:

Checked "Send authentication trap"

Accepted community names: TRAPNAMES - READ ONLY

Accept SNMP packets from these hosts:

167.16.xxx.xxx

(list of addresses here)

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Should I enter the same entries as Windows trap configuration? Please advice how your .conf looks like.

If you found this information useful, please consider awarding points for "Correct" or "Helpful". Thanks!!! Regards, Stefan Nguyen VMware vExpert 2009 iGeek Systems Inc. VMware vExpert, VCP 3 & 4, VSP, VTSP, CCA, CCEA, CCNA, MCSA, EMCSE, EMCISA
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moberle
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Here is a redacted copy of my snmp.conf file.

XXXXXXXXXXXXX

  1. Sample snmpd.conf containing VMware MIB module entries.

  1. This is a simple snmpd.conf that may help you test SNMP.

  1. It is not recommended for production use. Consult the

  1. snmpd.conf(5) man pages to set up a secure installation.

syscontact root@localhost (edit snmpd.conf)

syslocation room1 (edit snmpd.conf)

rocommunity z75xxxyxaty6

trapcommunity z75xxxyxaty6

trapsink 10.xx.xx.xx z75xxxyxaty6

  1. VMware MIB modules. To enable/disable VMware MIB items

  1. add/remove the following entries.

dlmod SNMPESX /usr/lib/vmware/snmp/libSNMPESX.so

  1. Allow Systems Management Data Engine SNMP to connect to snmpd using SMUX

smuxpeer .1.3.6.1.4.1.674.10892.1

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Yes use the same config as your windows servers.

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azn2kew
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Moberle,

thanks for the replied but looking at the .conf file I have no idea what's those key entries are?

can you kindly enough to attach or highlight the entries I need to add like trapsink and IP address. Also, where do I add multiple IP address of accepted SNMP packets from multiple hosts.

Anyone has snmp.conf file working please share so I can look at the entries and alter.

If you found this information useful, please consider awarding points for "Correct" or "Helpful". Thanks!!! Regards, Stefan Nguyen VMware vExpert 2009 iGeek Systems Inc. VMware vExpert, VCP 3 & 4, VSP, VTSP, CCA, CCEA, CCNA, MCSA, EMCSE, EMCISA
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balacs
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This might help: http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/solutions/installing_dell_openmanage_on_esx.pdf

There is a section on configuring the snmpd.conf.

You have to change two things in the file. change “rocommunity public” to “rocommunity <community name>” and add the following line: "trapsink <ITA_IP_Address> <community name>", where ITA_IP_Address is the IP address of your ITA server (or any SNMP server)

Bala, Dell Inc.

Bala Dell Inc
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azn2kew
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Does this looks correct to you after I've install Dell OpenManage 5.2?

  1. Sample snmpd.conf containing VMware MIB module entries.

  1. This is a simple snmpd.conf that may help you test SNMP.

  2. It is not recommended for production use. Consult the

  3. snmpd.conf(5) man pages to set up a secure installation.

syscontact root@localhost (edit snmpd.conf)

syslocation room1 (edit snmpd.conf)

rocommunity TRAPNAME

trapcommunity TRAPNAME

trapsink SRVSNMP01.DOMAIN.COM

  1. VMware MIB modules. To enable/disable VMware MIB items

  2. add/remove the following entries.

dlmod SNMPESX /usr/lib/vmware/snmp/libSNMPESX.so

  1. Allow Systems Management Data Engine SNMP to connect to snmpd using SMUX

smuxpeer .1.3.6.1.4.1.674.10892.1

If you found this information useful, please consider awarding points for "Correct" or "Helpful". Thanks!!! Regards, Stefan Nguyen VMware vExpert 2009 iGeek Systems Inc. VMware vExpert, VCP 3 & 4, VSP, VTSP, CCA, CCEA, CCNA, MCSA, EMCSE, EMCISA
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moberle
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That was a cut and paste of my working snmp file.

the three important entries are as follows

rocommunity z75xxxyxaty6 This is the readonly snmp community your Dell Open Manage server is on.

trapcommunity z75xxxyxaty6 This is the snmp trap community that your Dell Open Manage server is receiving traps on.

trapsink 10.xx.xx.xx z75xxxyxaty6 The 10.xx.xx.xx is the IP address of your Dell Open Manage server acting as your trapsink.

Please read the Dell Open Manage installation instructions they explain the settings very well.

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moberle
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Thanks for the info But I already have this working at my site. I was trying to help the other guy.

Yes the section on configuring the snmpd.conf file is very well written.

Regards,

Michael

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