Specifying Individual SNMP Credentials

By default, Alloy Discovery accesses SNMP data on network devices in a Site using SNMP credentials that you have provided when configuring the Direct Network Scan Audit Source. However, you may need to specify individual SNMP credentials for a Network Node.

NOTE: Individual SNMP credentials for a Network Node take precedence over the credentials specified in its Audit Source.

To specify an individual set of SNMP credentials for a Network Node, follow these steps:

  1. In the All Nodes grid, locate the Network Node you want to specify individual SNMP credentials.
  2. Right-click the node record and select Properties from the pop-up menu. The Node Properties [Node Name] dialog box opens.
  3. Click Use individual credentials and select an existing set of SNMP credentials in the drop-down list.

    NOTE: To create new credentials or modify existing ones, you can click the ellipsis button and use the Select Audit Credentials dialog box as follows:

    • To add a credentials record, click New, fill in the account details in the Audit Credentials [Credentials Name] and click OK.
    • To modify a record, select it in the list, click Edit, change the properties as needed, and click OK.

    INFO: For details, see Adding SNMP Credentials.

    Alternatively, you can configure the node to use SNMP credentials from another Audit Source by clicking Use the settings from this Audit Source and selecting the source.

  4. Click OK.

To specify a set of SNMP credentials for multiple nodes, follow these steps:

  1. In the All Nodes grid, locate the nodes you want to specify SNMP credentials.
  2. Select multiple nodes, right-click one of the selected items and choose Properties from the pop-up menu. The Properties of Multiple Nodes dialog box opens.
  3. In the Credentials section, click Change. The Change Credentials for Multiple Nodes dialog box opens.
  4. Click Use these credentials, choose one of existing SNMP credentials and click OK.

    NOTE: To create new credentials or modify existing ones, you can click the ellipsis button and use the Select Audit Credentials dialog box as follows:

    • To add a credentials record, click New, fill in the account details in the Audit Credentials [Credentials Name] and click OK.
    • To modify a record, select it in the list, click Edit, change the properties as needed, and click OK.

    Alternatively, you can specify SNMP credentials from another Audit Source by clicking Use credentials from this Audit Source and selecting the source.

  5. Click OK.

    NOTE: Individual SNMP credentials take precedence over the credentials specified for the Audit Source.