2504 wl-controller (126.96.36.199)
I am a bit confused about specifying snmp trap receivers and their community; in the main menu you can specify what is called a 'SNMP Trap Receiver Name' which wnen configured and pressed on afterwards the specified name is listed as Community Name; all good but if this corresponds to the snmp trap community for the corresponding receiver the problem arises when I want to configure 2 different servers with the same snmp trap community (public). Because when configuring a secondary trap receiver with the same 'SNMP Trap Receiver Name' it complains that the name already exists. If both are equivalent (..Name versus trap community); then how can I configure 2 different trap receivers with the same snmp trap community (public) ?
The trap receiver name is the hostname or IP address (or any other alias) of the host receiving the traps.
I suggest to configure it through the GUI, that's easier.
>The trap receiver name is the hostname or IP address (or any other alias) of the host receiving the traps.
Ok. in between from https://supportforums.cisco.com/discussion/11899896/can-wlc-have-multiple-snmp-trap-receivers-same-cummunity-string I found :
Also you can configure SNMP trap receiver where WLC can send its snmp trap messages. Community Name means SNMP trap receiver name & that does not have any significance like snmp community value."
If that is true; it means you can't set a none-standard snmp trap community on the wl-controller (?)
I'm not sure about how the traps actually do look like, but for SNMP queries to the WLC you can set various SNMP V1/2 communities with read and or write permissions.
SNMP V3 is also possible for queries.
But I think the traps are sent from the WLC without any community string.
Are you maybe confusing traps with queries?
- I wasn't dealing with queries (traps only); so as I now understand it confusement comes from the fact that the so called 'community name' is only being used as the 'trap receiver name' and does not relate to a snmp trap community; so wether the traps are sent without any community string or public remains to be tested; what matters to me is that you can't set a snmp trap community string (indeed).
I know this an old thread, but I have the same dilemma.
How can I send traps to 2 different servers using the same SNMP Trap Receiver Name (community)?
Does the SNMP Trap Receiver Name (community) even matter the receiving end?