SNMP Walk Action—Setting Properties

The SNMP Walk action is used to retrieve the values for a group of SNMP variables on an SNMP compliant agent. It works like a series of SNMP Get Next actions to retrieve all variables in the subtree of a specified OID.

To set SNMP Walk properties

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

  2. In the Agent IP address box, enter the IP address or host name for the agent.

  3. In the Variable name box, enter the Object Identifier (OID) to specify the portion of the OID space to be searched. All variables in the subtree below this OID will be searched and returned. The OID can be entered in either numeric or string notation format.

  4. In the Community box, enter the SNMP community.

  5. In the Create and populate dataset box, enter the name of a dataset to be created and populated with the results of the request.

  6. Click the Advanced tab.

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

  8. 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 is 30 seconds.

  9. If you are using a broadcast address, enter the value and increment for the broadcast delay in the Broadcast delay boxes. The default is three seconds.

  10. In the SNMP version box, select the SNMP version to use. The default is version 1.

  11. If you want to use numeric notation for OIDs or time tick values, click the Data tab and clear the applicable check boxes. By default, string notation is used.

  12. If you want to use a custom description, click the Description tab, select Use custom step description, and type the description. This description will display in the Steps pane in place of the default description.

  13. To set error handling, refer to Step Error Handling.

  14. Click OK when finished.

See Also

About Actions

Adding Task Steps

SNMP Walk Action