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  1. Hi Greg,

    I don’t think Observium supports SNMP traps right now, only polling. I installed it a few months ago so not sure if they implemented it by now.

    Rene

  2. Hi Hussam,

    Glad to hear you like it.

    If you want to play around with Observium, it’s best to use the tutorial that you can find on the Observium website:

    http://docs.observium.org/install_debian/

    Once you have Observium up and running, the only thing you need to do is to use the cloud icon in GNS3 to connect a physical network card (or a virtual one if you use vmware) to your GNS3 routers:

    This is an older video but it’s probably still 99% the same on the latest GNS3 version.

    Rene

  3. Need to confirm what is the difference between auth and priv in snmp v3.

    If i configure below then what is the difference between them,

    snmp-server group SBG v3 auth read ABC
    snmp-server group SBG V3 priv read ABC.
    

    Regards,
    Mohammed Oves

  4. Hello Justin

    When you specify the security level in the following command

    R1(config)#snmp-server group MYGROUP v3 priv

    you are specifying that SNMP packets will be authenticated and encrypted.

    When issuing the command:

    R1(config)#snmp-server user MYUSER MYGROUP v3 auth md5 MYPASS123 priv aes 128 MYKEY123

    you are specifying that the user will indeed use the User Based Security Model (USM) for SNMPv3 that has been configured in the previous command. The priv keyword in the second command is not the same as that in the first. In the first, you have the option of

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  5. Hello Tejpal

    Yes, you are correct that the statements are confusing. First of all, let’s look at what the noAuthNoPriv level of security actually does. For SNMP v1 and v2, noAuthNoPriv will indeed result in no username authentication and no encryption. However, only the community string will be used to match for authentication.

    For SNMP v3, because it doesn’t use the concept of a community string, the noAuthNoPriv level will result in no encryption but a username will be used for authentication.

    Because of these differences, the statements were made in thi

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