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
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.
Type the IP address of the device hosting the MIB variable.
Type port used to communicate with the network device.
Type the MIB identifier of the variable whose value you want to change.
Type 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.
Select the SNMP version to use when connecting to the network device. You can select SNMPv1 or SNMPv2c.
Type 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.
Type 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.
Type the number of times to attempt to set the SNMP variable.
The following table lists the published data items.
The MIB identifier of the variable that was set.
The new value of the variable that was set.
Device IP address
The IP address of the device where the variable was set.
The timeout period specified in the Set SNMP variable operator interface.
The number of attempts made to set the SNMP variable.
The SNMP version that was specified to set this variable. This value can be SNMPv1, or SNMPv2c.
The community string that was used to authenticate against this SNMP variable.
The port used to communicate to the SNMP device.