FortiWAN SNMP

SNMP

SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is often used in managing TCP/IP networks by providing system information and sending event notifications to a SNMP manager. A SNMP manager is typically a host running the SNMP manager application. The SNMP manager communicates with the SNMP agent running on a FortiWAN unit; sends out SNMP requests and receives incoming event notification (SNMP trap) from the SNMP agent. The agent responds FortiWAN’s system information for SNMP requests and sends SNMP traps to the SNMP manager.

To monitor your FortiWAN system via SNMP, you must:

  • Compile the FortiWAN MIB file to your SNMP manager.
  • Make sure at least one network interface is well-configured to send out SNMP traps and receive SNMP requests. The SNMP manager can communicate with a FortiWAN unit via the IP addresses configured on the localhost of a WAN port, DMZ port or LAN port (See “Network Settings”).
  • Make sure SNMP is acceptable to FortiWAN’s firewall (See “Firewall”). l Configure SNMP settings and Event Notification to FortiWAN unit.

SNMP agent configuration

To configure SNMP settings, go to Service > SNMP. Check the box Enable SNMP to enable SNMP agent on FortiWAN and select the SNMP version. FortiWAN supports SNMP v1, v2 and v3 protocols.

SNMP v1/2

SNMP

System Contact Enter a string to represent a person in charge of this system.
System Location Enter a string to represent the location of this system.

SNMP v3

Community Enter the community which the SNMP belongs to.
System Name Enter a string to represent this system.
System Contact Enter a string to represent a person in charge of this system.
System Location Enter a string to represent the location of this system.
Username Enter user name used for authentication.
Password Enter the password used for authentication.
Privacy Key Enter the privacy key code. Eg: 12345678,ABCDEFGHUI.etc.
AuthProtocol Select the authentication protocol used for transferring the authenticated password, either MD5 or SHA.
PrivProtocol Select the authentication protocol used for transferring the authenticated privacy key.
Authentication Select the authentication method for user and privacy key, either authentication with or without privacy.

SNMP trap for even notification

FortiWAN (SNMP agent) sends traps to a SNMP manager for notification when significant events occur. Enable the function by configuring the settings of Log Notification to FortiWAN (See “Notification”).

FortiWAN MIB

The FortiWAN MIB defines the structure of the management data maintained on FortiWAN. It contains the fields, information and traps that are specific to a FortiWAN units. The FortiWAN MIB file is available on the Fortinet Customer Service & Support website, https://support.fortinet.com/.

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