SNMPv1 and v2c access to the switch

SNMP access requires an IP address and subnet mask configured on the switch. If you are using DHCP/Bootp to configure the switch, ensure that the DHCP/Bootp process provides the IP address.

Once an IP address is configured, the main steps for configuring SNMPv1 and v2c access management features are:

  1. Configure the appropriate SNMP communities. (See SNMPv3 communities.)
  2. Configure the appropriate trap receivers.

In some networks, authorized IP manager addresses are not used. In this case, all management stations using the correct community name may access the switch with the View and Access levels that have been set for that community. If you want to restrict access to one or more specific nodes, you can use the switch's IP Authorized Manager feature. (See the access security guide for your switch.)


If network management security is a concern, Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends that you change the write access for the "public" community to "Restricted."