So, I mentioned before that SNMPv3 is supported. But what does this really mean, and how does this help me?
Here in the release notes we cite "SNMPv3 supported"
- Support for snmpbulkwalk providing all leaves in an SNMP tree with a single query
- Support for snmpbulkget collecting all leaves in an SNMP tree with a single query
- Counter64-Based MIBs, resulting in error reduction!
- And Auth no privacy with MD5!
Configuring DFM has never been so easily as documented in the Operations Guide.
The best part being, you can do an all-inclusive or individual selection of who you’ll be monitoring via SNMPv3. (In my environment for testing, I have some filers not running 7.3, so I have those configured via SNMPv2 and the rest of my 7.3’s with SNMPv3) Works like a champ!
There are a number of reasons to upgrade to 7.3, and for those security conscious folks, this is just another one!