SNMP v1/v2

Enter information for v1 or v2 SNMP authenticators through the General (SNMP) page, shown below. Some fields -- Read Community, Write Community, and Trap Community--pre-fill with default values.

Figure 16-15  Authenticator Editor -- General (SNMP) Page

The following are the fields in the General (SNMP) page:

General Parameters

ID -- (Required) This entry must be unique; it identifies the authentication object.

Use for EMS-- Checking this lets this application--the entire element management system (EMS)--use this authentication. Otherwise, authentications are only available to individual users who have permissions to use them.

If none of the associated credentials are marked Use for EMS then the software chooses the set of authentications to which the current user has access. Administrators typically use this capability to control access to cut-thru session capabilities (read vs. read-write) when a command line interface is present to the managed device.


Resync fails if you do not check this box.

Select HTTP/HTTPS Parameters

Read Community -- The default is public.

Write Community -- The default is private.

Trap Community-- The default is public.

Confirm your entries here with File > Save or by clicking on the Save button or icon.