QNAP

QTS 5.0.x

Configuring SNMP Settings

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is used to collect and organize information about managed devices on a network. Enabling the QTS SNMP service allows for the immediate reporting of NAS events, such as warnings or errors, to a Network Management Station (NMS).

  1. Go to Control Panel > Network & File Services > SNMP.
  2. Select Enable SNMP Service.
  3. Configure the SNMP settings.

    Setting

    User Action

    Port number

    Specify the port that the Network Management Station (NMS) will use to connect to QTS.

    SNMP Trap Level

    Select the type of alert messages that the NAS will send to the NMS.

    • Information: QTS sends information regarding ongoing or scheduled NAS operations.

    • Warning: QTS sends alerts when NAS resources are critically low or the hardware behaves abnormally.

    • Error: QTS sends alerts when NAS features or applications fail to be enabled or updated.

    Trap Address

    Specify the IP addresses of the NMS. You can specify a maximum of 3 trap addresses.

  4. Select the SNMP version that the NMS uses.

    Option

    User Action

    SNMP V1/V2

    Specify an SNMP community name that contains 1 to 64 characters from any of the following groups:

    • Letters: A to Z, a to z

    • Numbers: 0 to 9

    The SNMP community string functions as a password that is used to authenticate messages sent between the NMS and the NAS. Every packet that is transmitted between the NMS and the SNMP agent includes the community string.

    SNMP V3

    Specify the username, authentication protocol and password, and privacy protocol and password.

    1. Specify a username.

      Note:

      The username should contain 1 to 32 characters from any of the following groups:

      • Letters: A to Z, a to z

      • Numbers: 0 to 9

      • Multi-byte characters: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian

      • Special characters: All except " ' / \
    2. Select Use Authentication.

      1. Specify the authentication protocol.

        Tip:

        You can select either HMAC-MD5 or HMAC-SHA. If you are unsure about this setting, QNAP recommends selecting HMAC-SHA.

      2. Specify an authentication password that contains 8 to 64 ASCII characters.

    3. Select Use Privacy.

      1. Specify a privacy password that contains 8 to 64 ASCII characters.

  5. Click Apply.

QTS saves the SNMP settings.