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Setting up SNMP Management



Article ID: KB4714 KB Last Updated: 06 Oct 2011Version: 5.0
Setting up SNMP Management


To setup SNMP management, perform the following steps:

Note: The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) agent for your Juniper Firewall provides network administrators with a way to view statistical data about the network and the devices on it. It also provides notification of system events of interest.

Step one: Open the WebUI. For more information on accessing the WebUI, go to Accessing Your NetScreen Using the WebUI.

Step two: From the ScreenOS options menu, click Configuration, select Report Settings, and then click SNMP.

Step three: From the System Contact text box, enter a system contact name.

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Step four: From the Location text box, enter a location.

Step five: Click Apply.

Step six: Click New Community.

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Step seven: In the Community Name text box, enter a community name.

Note: For example, enter snmpcommunity1.

Step eight: From the Permissions list, click to choose the community permissions.
  • The Write permission allows this community to have read-write access to the Management Information Base II data.
  • The Trap permission allows this community to receive SNMP traps.
  • Including Traffic Alarms allows the community to receive SNMP traps generated when traffic exceeds the alarm thresholds set in policies.
Note: For example, chose Write, Trap, and Including Traffic Alarms.

Step nine: In the Hosts IP Address/Netmask text boxes, enter the IP Address and Netmask of your SNMP host(s).

Note: You can enter up to eight SNMP hosts per community.

Note: For example, you can enter two hosts, and

Step ten: Click OK.

Note: Once SNMP management has setup on your firewall, you can configure an interface for SNMP management. For more information on configuring an interface for SNMP management, go to Configuring an Interface for SNMP Management.

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