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How to monitor your storage system with SNMP

You can configure SNMP to monitor your storage system to avoid issues before they occur and to respond to issues when they occur.Managing SNMP involves configuring SNMP users and configuring SNMP traphosts for specific events.

SNMP is enabled by default on your storage system. SNMP network management workstations or managers can query your storage system's SNMP agent for information. The SNMP agent gathers information and forwards it to the SNMP managers. The SNMP agent also generates trap notifications whenever specific events occur. The SNMP agent on the storage system has read-only privileges—that is, it cannot be used for any set operations or for taking a corrective action in response to a trap. Data ONTAP provides an SNMP agent compatible with SNMP versions v1, v2c, and v3. SNMPv3 offers advanced security by using passphrases and encryption.