SNMP Set Action - Setting Properties

The SNMP Set action is used to set the value of an SNMP variable on an SNMP capable agent.

To set the properties of the SNMP Set action:

  1. From the Task Builder Available Actions pane, open the SNMP folder and double-click the SNMP Set action or drag it into the Steps pane.

  2. In the Agent IP address parameter located in the General tab properties, enter the IP address or host name of the agent in which to communicate with (i.e. or

  3. In the Variable name parameter, enter the Object Identifier (OID) for the SNMP variable to set. This can be in either numeric or string notation format (example displayed in the General tab).

  4. In the Community field, enter the name of the SNMP community name.

  5. In the Variable syntax parameter, select the applicable syntax for the variable value from the drop-down list.

  6. In the Variable value parameter, select the new value for the SNMP variable.

  7. Select the Advanced tab.

  8. If you want to use a different TCP/IP port than the default 161, enter it in the Remote port parameter.

  9. If you want to specify a time out, enter the value and select the increment in the Time out after boxes. If the action is not complete before this time elapses, the step fails. (the default value is 30 seconds).

  10. If you are using a broadcast address, enter the value and increment for the broadcast delay in the Broadcast delay parameter (the default value is 3 seconds).

  11. In the SNMP version box, select the SNMP version to use (the default is version 1).

  12. If you want to populate a dataset with the results of the action, select the Data tab then enter a name for the dataset in the Create and populate dataset parameter.

  13. To set the Description tab properties, please refer to Description Tab Options.

  14. To set the Error Causes and On Error tab properties, please refer to Step Error Handling.

  15. When finished, click OK to save settings and close the properties dialog window.

See Also

About Actions

Adding Task Steps

SNMP Set Action