Configuration of SNMP connection settings

Description of the problem

We are using the SNMP monitoring of steadyPRINT. In order to access our printers via SNMP, however, we need a special configuration, among others the adjustment of the “Community String” for reading SNMP values. Is it possible to adjust the Connection parameters?



Solution

The adjustment of the SNMP configuration for accessing terminal devices is currently only possible via a configuration file.

Structure of the configuration file
The name of the file is „SNMPAgentSettings.csv“ and can be downloaded under the following link: Link to file.

Adjustment of the connection parameters
The following list shows the parameters and its meanings:

  • IP_ADDRESS: IP-Address or FQDN of the terminal device for which the specified configuration is valid.
    Note: The IP-address 255.255.255.255 means that the setting is valid for all devices which are not separately specified.
  • PORT: SNMP port for reading access.
    Default: 161
  • PORT_TRAP: SNMP port for sending traps
    Default: 162
  • VERSION: SNMP version used for the communication.
    Default: 1
  • TIMEOUT: Timeout value in miliseconds indicating the time to wait for the response from the SNMP device.
    Default: 3000
  • TIMEOUT_THRESHOLD: Threshold value for the maximum number of accesptable timeouts. If this value is exceeded, the steadyPRINT SNMP Agent no longer requests the terminal device.
    Default: 3
    TIMEOUT_RESET: Indicates the time in milliseconds after which the device is requested again if the threshold value for the number of timeouts has been exceeded.
    Default: 3600
  • READ_COMMUNITY: Indicates the password for reading access
    Default: public
  • WRITE_COMMUNITY: Indicates the password for writing access.
    Default: private

Storage location of the file
To ensure that the respective steadyPRINT components identify the configuration file, it is necessary to store the file in the respective execution location of the steadyPRINT Center and the steadyPRINT Server.

Storage location steadyPRINT Center: [INSTALL]\PMT

Storage location steadyPRINT Server: [INSTALL]\PSS

Subsequently, both components require a restart.

IMPORTANT: The file name „SNMPAgentSettings.csv“ shall not be modified!

Dependencies
– Configuration file for SNMP connection settings

ID: sP00000 | Created on: 04-May-2015

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