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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

SNMP agent

The SNMP agent sends SNMP traps originating on the FortiManager system to an external monitoring SNMP manager defined in a SNMP community. Typically an SNMP manager is an application on a local computer that can read the SNMP traps and generate reports or graphs from them.

The SNMP manager can monitor the FortiManager system to determine if it is operating properly, or if there are any critical events occurring. The description, location, and contact information for this FortiManager system will be part of the information an SNMP manager will have — this information is useful if the SNMP manager is monitoring many devices, and it will enable faster responses when the FortiManager system requires attention.

Go to System Settings > Advanced > SNMP to configure the SNMP agent.

The following information and options are available:

SNMP Agent

Select to enable the SNMP agent. When this is enabled, it sends FortiManager SNMP traps.

 

Description

Optionally, type a description of this FortiManager system to help uniquely identify this unit.

 

Location

Optionally, type the location of this FortiManager system to help find it in the event it requires attention.

 

Contact

Optionally, type the contact information for the person in charge of this FortiManager system.

SNMP v1/2c

The list of SNMP v1/v2c communities added to the FortiManager configuration.

 

Create New

Select Create New to add a new SNMP community. If SNMP agent is not selected, this control will not be visible.

For more information, see SNMP v1/v2c communities.

 

Edit

Edit the selected SNMP community.

 

Delete

Delete the selected SNMP community or communities.

 

Community Name

The name of the SNMP community.

 

Queries

The status of SNMP queries for each SNMP community. The enabled icon indicates that at least one query is enabled. The disabled icon indicates that all queries are disabled.

 

Traps

The status of SNMP traps for each SNMP community. The enabled icon indicates that at least one trap is enabled. The disabled icon indicates that all traps are disabled.

 

Enable

Enable or disable the SNMP community.

SNMP v3

The list of SNMPv3 users added to the configuration.

 

Create New

Select Create New to add a new SNMP user. If SNMP agent is not selected, this control will not be visible.

For more information, see SNMP v3 users.

 

Edit

Edit the selected SNMP user.

 

Delete

Delete the selected SNMP user or users.

 

User Name

The user name for the SNMPv3 user.

 

Security Level

The security level assigned to the SNMPv3 user.

 

Notification Hosts

The notification host or hosts assigned to the SNMPv3 user.

 

Queries

The status of SNMP queries for each SNMP user. The enabled icon indicates queries are enabled. The disabled icon indicates they are disabled.

SNMP agent

The SNMP agent sends SNMP traps originating on the FortiManager system to an external monitoring SNMP manager defined in a SNMP community. Typically an SNMP manager is an application on a local computer that can read the SNMP traps and generate reports or graphs from them.

The SNMP manager can monitor the FortiManager system to determine if it is operating properly, or if there are any critical events occurring. The description, location, and contact information for this FortiManager system will be part of the information an SNMP manager will have — this information is useful if the SNMP manager is monitoring many devices, and it will enable faster responses when the FortiManager system requires attention.

Go to System Settings > Advanced > SNMP to configure the SNMP agent.

The following information and options are available:

SNMP Agent

Select to enable the SNMP agent. When this is enabled, it sends FortiManager SNMP traps.

 

Description

Optionally, type a description of this FortiManager system to help uniquely identify this unit.

 

Location

Optionally, type the location of this FortiManager system to help find it in the event it requires attention.

 

Contact

Optionally, type the contact information for the person in charge of this FortiManager system.

SNMP v1/2c

The list of SNMP v1/v2c communities added to the FortiManager configuration.

 

Create New

Select Create New to add a new SNMP community. If SNMP agent is not selected, this control will not be visible.

For more information, see SNMP v1/v2c communities.

 

Edit

Edit the selected SNMP community.

 

Delete

Delete the selected SNMP community or communities.

 

Community Name

The name of the SNMP community.

 

Queries

The status of SNMP queries for each SNMP community. The enabled icon indicates that at least one query is enabled. The disabled icon indicates that all queries are disabled.

 

Traps

The status of SNMP traps for each SNMP community. The enabled icon indicates that at least one trap is enabled. The disabled icon indicates that all traps are disabled.

 

Enable

Enable or disable the SNMP community.

SNMP v3

The list of SNMPv3 users added to the configuration.

 

Create New

Select Create New to add a new SNMP user. If SNMP agent is not selected, this control will not be visible.

For more information, see SNMP v3 users.

 

Edit

Edit the selected SNMP user.

 

Delete

Delete the selected SNMP user or users.

 

User Name

The user name for the SNMPv3 user.

 

Security Level

The security level assigned to the SNMPv3 user.

 

Notification Hosts

The notification host or hosts assigned to the SNMPv3 user.

 

Queries

The status of SNMP queries for each SNMP user. The enabled icon indicates queries are enabled. The disabled icon indicates they are disabled.