Configure SNMP V3 Alert Actions in CenterScape
An alert action is an automated response to a user-specified condition, and can be set for any environmental condition or asset status that is being managed or monitored within CenterScape. Typical alert conditions include temperatures falling outside of range or assets moving from an allowed area; alert actions define CenterScape's response to that condition.
SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) Alert Actions send messages to an external (third-party) server. The Alert Action must be configured before it is available for use with any alert conditions.
To configure an SNMP V3 Alert Action in CenterScape:
- Navigate to Alert Management > Actions.
- Click New.
- Select an alert action from the drop-down list, or select a pre-existing action to edit.
- Complete all required and any desired additional fields.
NOTE: Asterisks (*) mark required fields.
- Name: Name the alert action and select the Enabled checkbox to enable the action.
- Action Schedule: Click the [...] button which will prompt a scheduling window. Disable and enable the days/times that you would like to schedule this action for. By default, the action schedule is set to "Always Active". This means that, left in the default state, the action will execute any time an associated alert threshold opens/closes. To disable certain days/times, select the day/ time blocks you would like to disable and click the Disable button. Or select the Disable All button which will disable the action schedule for all days/times. To enable certain day/time slots, select the desired days/times and click the Enable button. To enable all day/time slots, click the Enable All button. Click the OK button to save the schedule or the Cancel button to cancel the schedule.
- Repeat alert action: Check this box to allow the alert action to repeat.
- Alert Action Repeat Interval: Specify the number of seconds of the interval you would like for the alert action to repeat at.
- Alert When Resolved: Check this box to enable a message to trigger a notice when the alert has been resolved.
Alert Action Configuration
- Hostname: Specify the hostname of the server the trap will be sent to.
- Port: Select the port that the destination server is listening on (by default this is 162).
- Type of Notification: Select TRAP or INFORM.
- Authentication User ID/Password/Confirm: Enter the user ID and password for your server if you have one and confirm it.
- Authentication Protocol: Select None, SHA-1, or MD5 (by default this is set to SHA-1).
Additional Alert Information
- Additional Attributes: Select any additional attributes you would like to publish for the alert.
- Engine ID: Within an administrative domain, an SNMP Engine ID is the unique and unambiguous identifier of an SNMP engine. Since there is a one-to-one association between SNMP engines and SNMP entities, it also uniquely and unambiguously identifies the SNMP entity. Enter the SNMP Engine ID (if applicable).
- Context Engine ID: Within an administrative domain, a contextEngineID uniquely identifies
an SNMP entity that may realize an instance of a context with a particular contextName.
Enter the SNMP Context Engine ID (if applicable).
- Context Name: A contextName is used to name a context. Each contextName MUST be unique within an SNMP entity. Enter a Context Name (if applicable). Encryption Protocol: Select None, DES, or AES-128 as encryption protocol.
- Encryption Password/Confirm: Enter the encryption password and confirm it.
- Save Changes when finished. The alert action is now available to be used for any applicable alert condition.
NOTE: For more about SNMP trap formatting, refer to the SNMP Trap Formatting article.