SNMP

  • If your appliance is part of a cluster, from the Appliance drop-down list, select which system in the cluster you want to configure.
  • To enable the appliance to be monitored using the simple network monitoring protocol (SNMP), select the Enable SNMP Monitoring check box.
  • To add a new community string/network that is allowed to monitor the appliance, go the Enable SNMP Monitoring panel of the SNMP tab, then:
    1. In the Community String text box, enter the community string.
    2. In the Network text box, enter the network .
    3. Click Add.

    The new community string/network is displayed in the list.

    Note
    The additions are saved only after you click Apply. The changes can be reverted by clicking Cancel.
  • To remove one or more community strings/networks from the list of those allowed to monitor the appliance, go the Enable SNMP Monitoring panel of the SNMP tab, then:
    1. Select the check box next to the community strings/networks that you want to remove.
    2. Click Delete.

    The deleted community strings/networks is no longer displayed in the list.

    Note
    The changes are saved only after you click Apply. The changes can be reverted by clicking Cancel.

  • Note
    To edit information about a community string/host, it is necessary to delete it, then add a new entry with the updated information.
  • Select the Enable SNMP Notifications/Traps to allow specified hosts or community strings to be notified of alerts via SNMP.
  • To add a new community string/host that will be notified of appliance alerts via SNMP, go the Enable SNMP Notifications / Traps panel of the SNMP tab, then:
    1. In the Community String text box, enter the community string.
    2. In the Hostname/IP text box, enter the hostname or IP.
    3. From the Version drop-down list, select the SNMP version.
    4. Click Add.

    The new community string/host is displayed in the list.

    Note
    The additions are saved only after you click Apply. The changes can be reverted by clicking Cancel.
  • To remove one or more community strings/hosts from the list of those that will be notified of appliance alerts via SNMP, go the Enable SNMP Monitoring panel of the SNMP tab, then:
    1. Select the check box next to the community strings/hosts that you want to remove.
    2. Click Delete.

    The deleted community strings/hosts are no longer displayed in the list.

    Note
    The changes are saved only after you click Apply. The changes can be reverted by clicking Cancel.

  • Note
    To edit information about a community string/host, it is necessary to delete it, and then add a new entry with the updated information.
  • To ensure that the Sophos Email Appliance can be integrated with your SNMP monitoring infrastructure, it is recommended that you download the appliance's management information base (MIB). To download the appliance's MIB, click the Download MIB button. Note that the MIB references hardware sensors that may not be available in all hardware configurations. An "unknown" SystemStatus value will be returned for any SNMP value that references a sensor that is not available in your hardware profile.
  • After you have made any necessary changes you can:
    • Click Apply to save your changes.
    • Click Cancel to discard your changes.
    • Select the Email, Support or Syslog tab to configure additional options.