Werk #3388: Event Console can now process SNMPv3 traps

Component Event Console
Title Event Console can now process SNMPv3 traps
Date Apr 20, 2016
Level Prominent Change
Class New Feature
Compatibility Compatible - no manual interaction needed
Checkmk versions & editions
1.4.0i1 Checkmk Raw (CRE), Checkmk Enterprise (CEE), Checkmk MSP (CME)

The Event Console can now process SNMPv3 traps send with SNMPv3. To be able to receive the traps, you will have to configure the SNMPv3 credentials to be used for decrypting the received traps. This can be done in the Event Console configuration using the option Credentials for processing SNMPv3 traps.

For each sending server you need to configure the credentials and the systems engine ID which is normally generated automatically by the SNMP device. Some devices also support setting engine IDs on your own. However, the SNMPv3 specification requires that each SNMP device has it's own unique engine ID. To be able to decrypt the traps you need to configure this engine ID together with the other SNMPv3 credentials for each trap sending device.

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