The CommuniGate Pro Server internal information can be accessed
via the built-in SNMP server ("agent").
The SNMP agent receives requests from SNMP clients ("managers") and
either returns the information about internal states, counters, problems,
or modifies the internal settings by a client request.
By default, the CommuniGate Pro SNMP agent is not activated.
Configuring SNMP Agent
To configure the SNMP agent, use the WebAdmin Interface. Open the
Obscure page in the Settings section and find the SNMP Agent panel:
- Use this setting to specify the UDP port the SNMP agent should use.
By default, SNMP agents are expected to receive incoming requests on the port 161.
If your server computer is already running some other SNMP agent, you may want to specify
a non-standard port number here and reconfigure your SNMP Manager software to use that
If you set the port number to 0, the CommuniGate Pro SNMP agent software disactivates itself.
- Use this setting to specify what kind of information the SNMP
agent should put in the Server Log. Usually you should use the Major
or Problems (non-fatal errors)
levels. But when you experience problems with the SNMP agent, you may want
to set the Log Level setting to Low-Level or All Info:
in this case protocol-level or link-level details will be recorded in the
System Log as well.
The SNMP agent records in the System Log are marked with the SNMP
tag. Please note that SNMP is a binary protocol, so all low-level
data is presented in the hexadecimal form.
- Use this setting to specify the SNMP "community name". The CommuniGate Pro
SNMP agent accepts only those SNMP requests that contain the proper "community name" data.
Accessing the Server MIB
The MIB (Management Information Base) is a text file describing the internal objects
the SNMP agent can display, monitor, and/or modify. You need the CommuniGate Pro MIB
file to properly configure the SNMP client ("manager") you want to use for server monitoring.
Different versions of the CommuniGate Pro software support different sets of internal
objects, and CommuniGatePro Server generates its MIB by a user request, presenting the
most current information.
To access the CommuniGate Pro MIB file, use the WebAdmin interface to access the
Save this file to a monitoring workstation disk and use it to configure your SNMP
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