Install SNMP Windows Feature and Configure SNMP in System Center Operations Manager 2012 (SCOM)

Steps:

  • Install Windows Features.
  • Configure SNMP Services.
  • Configure SCOM.

Install Windows Features

Open up server manager.

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  • Once the Server Manager has initialized click on “Add roles and features”

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  • Leave Role-based or feature-based installation as default and click Next.

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  • Leave the default and then click Next.

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  • Click Next on the roles section.

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  • Scroll down on the features section until you find SNMP. Press the arrow on the left to expand it. Click both checkboxes.

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  • Once you have clicked the checkboxes in the previous screen then this window will come up. Click the “Add Features” button.

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  • Now that both are selected the Next button enables, click Next to continue.

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  • Click the Install button.

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  • Installation starting.

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  • Feature installation busy. You can click the Close button and monitor the install from Server Manager.

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  • Once the installation has completed click the close button.

Configure SNMP Services

Open up Services (you can click start -> Run -> Services.msc)

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  • Disable the SNMP Trap Service.
  • Make sure the SNMP Service is started and set to Automatic.

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  • Right Click on SNMP Service and select properties.

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  • Click on the Security Tab.
  • Click on the “Add” button.

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  • Select the Community Rights.
  • Type in the Community Name.
  • Click the Add button.

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  • The details will now show under the “Accepted Community Names” Section.
  • Click OK.

Configure SCOM.

Open up the SCOM console.

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  • Step 1 -> Click on the Authoring Tab.
  • Step 2 -> once the menus have refreshed click on the Rules line.

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  • Step 1 -> Right Click Rules.
  • Step 2 -> Click on “Create a new rule”

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  • The “Create Rule Wizard” screen will come up as shown above.

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  • Expand Collection Rules -> Event Based.
  • Click on SNMP Trap (Event).
  • We are going to create a new management pack for rules. Click the New button as shown above.

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  • Step 1 -> Enter in the Name.
  • Step 2 -> Click Next.

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  • If you want to add in a knowledge Article click the “Edit” button.
  • Click on Create.
  • Click Next on the following screen.

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  • Now we are going to create a new Rule. Step 1 -> Give the rule a name.
  • Step 2 -> Click on the Select button.

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  • Step 1 -> In the box type in “Node” and then click on “View all Targets”. Press Enter.
  • Click on “Node and then Step 2 -> Click the OK button.

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  • Once you have selected Node in the previous screen it will now show under the “Rule Target”
  • Click the Next button.

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  • We cannot leave this screen blank so enter in 1.2.3.4.0.
  • Click on the create button.

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  • Make sure you are on the Authoring Tab, have selected Rules.
  • In the Look For: button type in Node.
  • Scroll down till you find the type: Node and the name of the rule we just created.

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  • Right click on the name (Step 1)
  • Click on Properties. (Step 2)

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  • Step 1 -> Click the Configuration Tab.
  • Step 2 -> Click on the Edit button.

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  • Double click the object identifier we created earlier and delete the information.
  • Click OK.

Discover SNMP Devices

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  • Step 1 -> Click the Administration tab.
  • Step 2 -> Click on Discovery Rules.

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  • Step 1 -> Right click Discovery Rules.
  • Step 2 -> Click on the Discovery Wizard option.

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  • Step 1 -> Click on Network Devices.
  • Step 2 -> Click the Next button.

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  • Step 1 -> Enter in a name.
  • Step 2 -> Select your management server.
  • Step 3 -> Click on the “Create Resource Pool” button.

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  • Step 1a -> Enter in the Name for the New Resource Pool.
  • Optional – > give a description.
  • Step 2b -> Click Next.

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  • Click the “Add” Button.

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  • Step 1 -> Click the Search button.
  • Step 2 -> Click the name of your management server.
  • Step 3 -> Click the “Add” button.
  • After you have completed step 3 your management server will show under the “Selected Items” section.
  • Click OK.

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  • After adding in the info it will show in the box (as shown above). Click Next.

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  • Confirm the settings. Click the Create Button.

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  • Once it’s complete click the “Close” button.

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  • Now that we have created a new resource pool it will list under the “Available Pools” section.
  • Click Next.

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  • We going to use “Recursive Directory” click the radio button.
  • Click the next button.

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  • On Default Accounts page we need to create an account. Step 1 -> Click on the “Create Account” button.

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  • Step 1 -> Type in a display name.
  • Step 2 -> Click Next.

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  • Step 1 -> Enter in the community string.
  • Step 2 -> Click the “Create” button.

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  • The account we just created will be selected.
  • Click Next.

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  • On this screen click the “Add” button.

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  • Enter in the name or IP address. Make your other selections.
  • Click OK.

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  • The information created in the previous screen will now show under “Devices”.
  • Click Next.

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  • Leave the default selected.
  • Click Next.

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  • If you want to exclude any IP’s then click the “Add” button, else Click Next.

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  • Make your selection.
  • Click the Next button.

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  • On the summary screen confirm your settings.
  • Click the Create button.

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  • When the following Warning comes up, make your selection. I click Yes.

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  • Progress screen.

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  • Once it finishes we can run the discovery wizard. Leave the checkbox selected and then click the close button.

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  • Once you have clicked close the page above shows the progress circle.

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  • As seen above we now see a status of Pending.
  • If you click on Network Devices Pending Management you will see any errors.

Hope it helps.

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