Configuring SNMPv2c on AOS-S Switches

You can configure SNMPv2c Community-Based Simple Network Management Protocol version 2. SNMPv2C uses the community-based security scheme of SNMPv1 and does not include the SNMPv2 security model. community settings and trap settings through the UI.

To enable SNMPv2c on a switch, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Aruba Central app, select one of the following options:
    • To select a switch group in the filter:
      1. Set the filter to a group containing at least one switch.

        The dashboard context for the group is displayed.

      2. Under Manage, click Devices > Switches.
      3. Click the AOS-S or Config icon to view the switch configuration dashboard.
    • To select a switch in the filter:
      1. Set the filter to Global or a group containing at least one switch.
      2. Under Manage, click Devices > Switches.

        A list of switches is displayed in the List view.

      3. Click a switch under Device Name.

        The dashboard context for the switch is displayed.

      4. Under Manage, click Device.

        The tabs to configure the switch is displayed.

  2. Click System > SNMP. The SNMP page is displayed.
  3. Select SNMP mode as V2C from the drop-down to enable SNMPv2C. Changing SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol. SNMP is a TCP/IP standard protocol for managing devices on IP networks. Devices that typically support SNMP include routers, switches, servers, workstations, printers, modem racks, and more. It is used mostly in network management systems to monitor network-attached devices for conditions that warrant administrative attention.  mode from V3 to V2C displays a confirmation message window stating that changing SNMP mode will remove existing SNMP configuration.

    Changing SNMP mode from V3 to V2C displays a confirmation message window stating that changing SNMP mode will remove existing SNMP configuration. Type REMOVE in the text box and click Proceed.

Configuring Community Settings

You can add or delete SNMP communities to restrict access to the switch.

Adding a Read Community

To add an SNMP community, complete the following steps:

  1. In the SNMP page, expand the Community Settings accordion.
    The Read Community table displays the list of communities that have read-only access.
  2. To add a read community, click +. The Add Community window is displayed.
  3. Enter the name of the community in the Community text box and click OK.

Deleting a Read Community

To delete a read community, point to the row for the trap destination, and click the delete icon.

Configuring Trap Settings

You can configure authentication, trap destination, and trap categories using trap settings.

Adding a Trap Destination

To add a trap destination, complete the following steps:

  1. In the SNMP page, expand the Trap Settings accordion.
  2. To add a read destination, click +. The Add Trap Destination window is displayed.
  3. Configure the following parameters:
  4. The Trap Destination table displays the following information:
    • Destination IP—The destination IP address for sending the trap.
    • Community—The community name used for sending the trap.
  5. Click OK

Deleting a Trap Destination

To delete a trap destination, point to the row for the trap destination, and click the delete icon.

Enabling Trap Categories

To enable trap categories, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Trap Settings accordion, select the authentication type used to connect to the SNMP server from the Authentication drop-down.
  2. In the Trap Category table, select the check box for the trap category you want to enable.
  3. Click Save Settings.

    The availability of trap categories differs based on the device model.