Set SNMP Variable

 

Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator

The Set SNMP Variable activity will modify a variable, specified by its MIB, on a network device. Use the Set SNMP Variable to update a variable that reports on the failure or success of a critical runbook.

Before you configure the Set SNMP Variable activity you need to determine the following:

  • IP address of the device as well as the port number, SNMP MIB, and the SNMP version

  • Community string required to update the variable

System_CAPS_ICON_note.jpg Note

You cannot set individual security credentials for this activity. It will run under the service account configured for the Runbook Service on the Runbook server where the instance of the activity is running. This account must have the authority to access the resources and perform the actions required by this activity.

Use the following information to configure the Set SNMP Variable activity.

Details Tab

SettingsConfiguration Instructions
IP addressType the IP address of the device hosting the MIB variable.
PortType port used to communicate with the network device.
Object identifierType the MIB identifier of the variable whose value you want to change.
Object valueType the new value of the variable you are changing. Make sure that the new value matches the constraints that are set out by device manufacturer. This field is case-sensitive and supports only alphanumeric characters.
SNMP versionSelect the SNMP version to use when connecting to the network device. You can select SNMPv1 or SNMPv2c.
Community stringType the community string that will be used to authenticate against the network device. The community should have rights of Read write or higher. This field is case-sensitive and supports only alphanumeric characters.

Advanced Tab

SettingsConfiguration Instructions
TimeoutType the number of seconds the Set SNMP Variable will wait for a response from the network device. If the operation times out, then it will attempt to retry the action. The number of retries is specified in the Retry box.
RetryType the number of times to attempt to set the SNMP variable.

Published Data

The following table lists the published data items.

ItemDescription
MIB identifierThe MIB identifier of the variable that was set.
MIB valueThe new value of the variable that was set.
Device IP addressThe IP address of the device where the variable was set.
TimeoutThe timeout period specified in the Set SNMP variable operator interface.
Retry attemptsThe number of attempts made to set the SNMP variable.
SNMP VersionThe SNMP version that was specified to set this variable. This value can be SNMPv1, or SNMPv2c.
Community stringThe community string that was used to authenticate against this SNMP variable.
Request portThe port used to communicate to the SNMP device.
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