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SNMP Credentials

PA Storage Monitor can associate a set of SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) credentials with a monitored computer or device.

The following context menu choice allows you to see the Set SNMP Credentials dialog. If you don't see the SSH menu, you need to set the Server Type.

The Set SNMP Settings dialog let you to set SNMP credentials that are appropriate for the server being monitored.

This dialog allows you to set the following items:

  • SNMP version of the remote agent - v1, v2c and v3 are supported. The SNMP version value v2c is the default setting.
  • If using SNMP version v3, a username/password needs to be entered
  • The community string value is set to 'public' by default

The SNMP credentials are used any time SNMP is used to access the target computer or device on the network.

Credential Security

All credentials are protected using the Microsoft best practice of encrypting them with a machine-specific key, which means they can only be decrypted on the same computer they were encrypted on.

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