Getting started with SNMP configuration for engines

NGFW Engines can send SNMP traps to a central network monitoring system when system events occur, such as when a test fails.

SNMP Agent elements define the settings according to which the NGFW Engines send SNMP trap messages to compatible external software. The same SNMP Agent can be used by multiple NGFW Engines and by the SMC Appliance.

The SNMP Agent supports SNMPv1 (RFC1157), SNMPv2c (RFCs 1901 and 3416), and SNMPv3 (RFC 3414). See the documentation of the receiving software for information about which version to use.

The MIBs are included in the Security Management Center installation files.

To configure SNMP for NGFW Engines, you must create an SNMP Agent element, then configure it for SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, or SNMPv3. You must also define what triggers SNMP traps and activate the SNMP Agent on the NGFW Engines.