System Monitoring Page

By configuring the System Monitoring parameters, you can ensure that the external Management Information Base (MIB) browsers can browse the system-level MIB objects exposed by the ClearPass Policy Manager appliance. The options in this page vary based on the SNMP version that you select.

To configure the System Monitoring parameters:

1. Navigate to the Administration > Server Manager > Server Configuration page.
2. Select the ClearPass server of interest.
3. Select the System Monitoring tab.

The System Monitoring configuration dialog opens:

Figure 1  System Monitoring Configuration Dialog

4. Specify the System Monitoring configuration parameters as described in the following table:
Table 1: System Monitoring Parameters

Parameter

Action/Description

System Location

Specify the location of the ClearPass Policy Manager appliance.

System Contact Specify the contact information of the ClearPass Policy Manager appliance.

Engine ID

A unique identifier for the SNMP v3 agent. The engine ID is used with a hashing function to generate keys for authentication and encryption of SNMP v3 messages.

The default value for the Engine ID is 6620000004030662.

The Engine ID is automatically generated when you enable the stand-alone SNMP agent.

SNMP Configuration

Version

Specify the SNMP version from the options V1, V2C, or V3.

The SNMP parameters on this page vary based on the SNMP version selected.

Community String

V1 and V2C: Enter and reenter the community string for sending traps. This is applicable only for SNMP V1 and V2C versions.

Username

V3 only: Specify the user name to use for SNMP v3 communication.

Security Level

V3 only: Select any of the following options:

NOAUTH_NOPRIV (No authentication or privacy): When you select this security level, only the SHA authentication protocol is available.

AUTH_NOPRIV (Authentication but no privacy): When you select this security level, the MD5 and SHA authentication protocols are available.

AUTH _PRIV (Authenticate and keep the communication private): When you select this security level, the MD5 and SHA authentication protocols are available.

Authentication Protocol

V3 only: Select the authentication protocol from MD5 or SHA.

These protocols vary depending on the security level that you selected in the Security Level field.

NOTE: The MD5 authentication protocol is not supported in FIPS mode.

Authentication key

V3 only: Enter and reenter the authentication key. This field is available only if you selected V3 as the SNMP version in the Version field.

Privacy Protocol

V3 only: Select the privacy protocol from DES or AES.

Privacy Key

V3 only: Enter the privacy key.