SNMP Alerts

You can send SNMP traps for Wi-Fi Cloud events to one or more SNMP destination servers.

You must use a WatchGuard AP configured in CIP mode to send traps to the SNMP server. Cloud Integration Point (CIP) technology enables the integration of WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud with third-party on-premise wireless controllers and event log management services. For more information, see Wi-Fi Cloud Integration with Third-Party Controllers using CIP.

You must open port number 3852 in your network from the CIP-enabled AP to Wi-Fi Cloud servers.

To configure an SNMP trap destination server:

  1. Select System > Third-Party Servers > SNMP - Alerts.

Screen shot of the SNMP configuration page in Discover

  1. Select the Send Alerts using SNMP check box.
  2. To add an SNMP server, click Add.
  3. Configure these options:
  • Enabled — Enable an SNMP server.
  • SNMP Trap Destination Server IP/Hostname — IP address or host name of the SNMP trap server.
  • Port Number — Port number of the SNMP server to which traps are sent. The default is port 162.
  • Primary Cloud Integration Point (CIP) — If you use a Cloud Integration Point on your network, select a CIP-enabled WatchGuard AP that you want to use as the primary CIP device to communicate with Wi-Fi Cloud.
  • Secondary Cloud Integration Point (CIP) — Select a CIP-enabled WatchGuard AP that you want to use as the secondary CIP device to communicate with Wi-Fi Cloud in the event the primary CIP device is unavailable. Services will continue to use the secondary CIP when the primary CIP becomes available again.
  • SNMP Version — Select SNMPv2 or SNMPv3.
  • Username — Type a user name to authenticate to the SNMP server.
  • Authentication Password — Type a password to authenticate to the SNMP server.
  • Authentication Protocol — Select the authentication protocol to use with the SNMP server.
  • Privacy Password — Type the privacy password to use with the SNMP server.
  • Privacy Protocol — Select the privacy protocol to use with the SNMP server.
  1. Click Save.

Current Status displays the status of the SNMP service. If the host name of the SNMP server cannot be resolved, the status displays the error: "Cannot resolve hostname for one or more destination servers".

  • Running — The service is running.
  • Stopped — The service has stopped.
  • Error — Indicates an error condition.