SNMP - Get

Declaration

<AMSNMPGETREQUEST HOST="text" NAME="text" COMMUNITY="text" REMOTEPORT="text" TIMEOUT="number" BROADCASTDELAY="text" OIDSTRINGNOTATION="yes/no" TIMETICKSTRINGNOTATION="yes/no" SNMPVERSION="text (options)" RESULTDATASET="text">

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Description

Issues a GET message to an SNMP agent in order to inspect the value of a variable.

IMPORTANT: To get the most out of AutoMate's SNMP activities, users should have a fundamental understanding of SNMP architecture and its major elements, such as Managers, Agents, MIBs, and PDUs.  

Practical Usage

Ordinarily used to get the value of an SNMP variable on an SNMP capable agent such as a router.

Parameters

General

Property

Type

Required

Default

Markup

Description

Agent IP address

Text

Yes

(Empty)

HOST="xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx"

The IP Address or host name of the SNMP agent to communicate with.

Variable name

Text

Yes

(Empty)

  1. NAME="1.3.6.1.2.1.1.1.0"

  2. NAME="system.sysDescr.0"

The SNMP variable to set. This value can be an OID (Object Identifier) in either numeric or human-readable format.

NOTE: This is not an AutoMate variable.

Community

Text

Yes

(Empty)

COMMUNITY="NetAuto"

The SNMP community name.

Create and populate dataset

Text

Yes

(Empty)

RESULTDATASET="myData"

The name of the dataset that should be created and populated with the results of the request.

Advanced

Property

Type

Required

Default

Markup

Description

Timeout after

Text

Yes

30

TIMEOUT="500"

The total elapsed time that this activity should wait for a response before generating a timeout error. The default is 30 seconds.

Timeout measure

Text (options)

Yes

seconds

  1. TIMEOUTMEASURE="milliseconds"

  2. TIMEOUTMEASURE="seconds"

  3. TIMEOUTMEASURE="minutes"

  4. TIMEOUTMEASURE="hours"

The time measurement that corresponds to the value entered in the Timeout after parameter. The available options are:

  • milliseconds - Timeout value will be measured in milliseconds.

  • seconds (default) - Timeout value will be measured in seconds.

  • minutes - Timeout value will be measured in minutes.

  • hours - Timeout value will be measured in hours.

Broadcast delay

Number

No

3

BROADCASTDELAY="10"

The maximum broadcast delay time that this activity will allow. The default is 3 seconds.

Broadcast Measure

Text (options)

No

seconds

  1. BROADCASTMEASURE="milliseconds"

  2. BROADCASTMEASURE="seconds"

  3. BROADCASTMEASURE="minutes"

  4. BROADCASTMEASURE="hours"

The time measurement that corresponds to the broadcast delay value. The available options are:

  • milliseconds - Broadcast delay will be measured in milliseconds.

  • seconds (default) - Broadcast delay will be measured in seconds.

  • minutes - Broadcast delay will be measured in minutes.

  • hours - Broadcast delay will be measured in hours.

SNMP version

Text (options)

No

SNMPv1

  1. SNMPVERSION="SNMPv1"

  2. SNMPVERSION="snmpv2c"

  3. SNMPVERSION="SNMPv3"

The version of the SNMP protocol to use. The default is SNMP version 1 as it is the most prevalent. The available options are:

  • SNMPv1 (default)

  • SNMPv2c

  • SNMPv3

Remote port

Number

No

161

REMOTEPORT="555"

The TCP/IP port that should be used for the SNMP request. The default port is 161.

Data

Property

Type

Required

Default

Markup

Description

Use string notation for OIDs

Yes/No

No

Yes

OIDSTRINGNOTATION="no"

Specifies whether the variable should contain the returning OID in numeric or "human readable" format. If set to YES, the value will be returned in human readable format. If set to NO, the value will be returned in numeric format. This parameter is set to YES by default.

Use string notation for timetick values

Yes/No

Yes

Yes

TIMETICKSTRINGNOTATION="no"

Timetick variable types are normally a 32-bit number but they can be returned in string notation. If this parameter is set to YES, the step will return the value in string notation. If set to NO, this step will return the value in 32-bit number format. This parameter is set to YES by default.

 

Description

Error Causes

On Error

example

NOTE: The sample AML code below can be copied and pasted directly into the Steps panel of the Task Builder.

 

Description: This sample issues an SNMP Get message to an agent in order to inspect the value of a variable. This action can be used to get the value of an SNMP variable on an SNMP capable agent such as a router. In order for the task to work, make sure to modify settings to fit your network environment.

<AMVARIABLE NAME="snmpGet"></AMVARIABLE>

<AMSNMPGETREQUEST HOST="192.168.015.4" NAME="snmpGet" COMMUNITY="theCommunity" REMOTEPORT="883" TIMEOUT="60" BROADCASTDELAY="30" RESULTDATASET="theDataset" />

<AMLOOP TYPE="DATASET" DATASET="theDataset">

     <AMSHOWDIALOG>%snmpGet%</AMSHOWDIALOG>

</AMLOOP>