You can easily integrate BIG-IQ® to work with SNMP and/or SMTP. After you set up SNMP and/or SMTP on BIG-IQ, you can choose alerts that prompt a message to be sent when the event or a threshold is met on a managed BIG-IP device.
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is an Internet-standard protocol for collecting and organizing information about managed devices on IP networks. You can set up BIG-IQ® to work with SNMP so you can receive alerts when certain things happen on a managed device.
Gather the following information before you start your SNMP configuration.
|SNMP administrator contact information||Find out or decide who is responsible for SNMP administration. The contact information is a MIB-II simple string variable.|
|Machine location||Find out the location of the BIG-IQ system. The location is a MIB-II simple string variable.|
|BIG-IQ client allow list||Gather the IP or network addresses (with netmasks) of the SNMP managers from which the SNMP agent will accept requests.|
|Access||Find the OID for the top-most node of the SNMP tree to provide access to.|
|Community||Get the v1 and v2c communities and the IP addresses of the SNMP managers you want to grant access to.|
|Users||Get the v3 users you want to grant access to SNMP data, along with the privacy protocols and passwords, Community, Destination, and Port.|
You configure the SNMP on BIG-IQ® so the SNMP manager can collect data for receiving alerts when certain things happen on your managed devices.
To have a specific recipient receive an email message when an alert is triggered by a system event, configure BIG-IQ® to deliver locally-generated email messages using the internet-standard for electronic mail transmission, Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Sending an email alert ensures that administrators are immediately notified when a specific system event occurs so they can quickly troubleshoot potential issues.
To set up BIG-IQ to work with SMTP, you must:
You must configure a DNS server before you can specify an SMTP server.