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Configuring SNMPv3

  • 7 January 2014
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Create Date: May 24 2013 1:58AM

I cannot manage switch via snmpv3 - keep giving authentication errors and will not adddoes anyone have a config commands to configure x460 for snmpv3. Is it possible to add the switch via snmpv1 then send commands to configure snmpv3 thru scripts?Thanks (from David_Kordyban)

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Create Date: May 29 2013 1:33PM

YES, it is possible. I use Ridgeline and scripts for configure the switches (x450, x460, x480) with snmpv3:

1. connect switch with snmpv1/2

2. on switch create and configure user with cli or script (adjust v3_user, auth_pwd, priv_pwd)
configure snmpv3 add user v3_user authentication md5 auth_pwd privacy priv_pwd
configure snmpv3 add group admin user v3_user sec-model usm

3. change your local snmp settings:
- version
- username (v3_user)
- privacy protocol (DES)
- privaciy password (priv_pwd)
- authentication protocol (MD5)
- authentication password (auth_pwd)

4. Try it, I hope it works!

(from Peter_Eschholz)