Configuring SNMP Settings

SNMP devices monitor system health and can be used to send messages when configured thresholds are exceeded.

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is an Internet-standard protocol for managing devices on IP networks. An SNMP device listens to monitor the health and well being of various systems around a facility.

In a Vocera Platform implementation, an SNMP device is attached to the physical or virtual server and receives messages when certain thresholds are crossed. The SNMP device is constantly listening for these messages and when one is delivered, the facility is notified via an SNMP Monitoring Tool. This Monitoring Tool is configured by the facility's IT Department to notify the appropriate individuals when a message is received.

  1. Select SNMP in the Destinations section navigation.
    The configuration fields display.
  2. Supply the following information in the SNMP section to enable sending a message.
    Optional configuration fields in the SNMP section may or may not be utilized by your facility, and are not described below.
    Required Setting Description
    SNMP Server This field contains the IP Address or the FQDN within the DNS of the facility's Monitoring Tool.
    SNMP Port This field contains the Port number where the Monitoring Tool is located, usually 162.
    Community This field contains the password that is utilized by the SNMP Monitoring Tool. This must match for traps to be received by the Monitoring tool.
  3. Click Download MIB at the bottom of the Destinations section. After the download has completed, upload this file to the facility's Monitoring Tool.
    The MIB file contains information that Vocera exposes to the Monitoring Tool, essentially telling the Montoring Tool what is available to monitor. The MIB file contains all of the Object ID's (OID) of the information that Vocera exposes for monitoring.
  4. Select one of the following options when the upload has successfully completed.
    • Click Save SNMP Configuration to save the changes.
    • Select Reset Values to clear the fields without saving any configuration details.
    • In order to test the SNMP configuration, select Test Destinations in the left navigation tabs.