ONTAP 7.3: SNMPv3 Supported, DFM 3.7: SNMPv3 Supported!

August 16th, 2008
by Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)

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!

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