Is it possible to change the SNMP v2 Community Strings on existing devices without deleting and rediscovering them?

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Article ID: 16917

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Products

CA Spectrum

Issue/Introduction

If the SNMP V2 Community Strings on end devices have been changed due to security reasons, Spectrum needs to be updated on the same to be able to continue to monitor these devices. The Technical Document aims to guide you on how achieving it from Spectrum



Is it possible to change the SNMP V2 Community Strings on existing devices without the need to delete and rediscover them?

Environment

All supported releases of Spectrum running on supported platforms

Resolution

Yes, we can the SNMP V2 Community Strings on existing devices following any of the below procedures:

 

Procedure 1:

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-> From OneClick Console -> Select the End Device 

-> In the Component Detail -> Information Tab -> Expand CA Modeling Information -> Click on Set for SNMP Community String to change the Community String

 

Procedure 2:

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-> From OneClick Console -> Select the End Device 

-> In the Component Detail -> Attributes Tab -> Type community_name beside Show on the Left Side -> Double click Community_String 

The Community_Name moves to the Right Side -> Double Click Community_Name on the Right Side -> Unselect No Change -> provide the new Community String

 

Procedure 3:

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To change Community String on multiple devices at a time:

-> Launch OneClick Console

-> Select the Locater Tab

-> Go to Devices -> All Devices

-> From the Contents page -> Select the end devices (Use Ctrl key to select multiple devices)

-> Right Click -> Utilities -> Attribute Editor -> Expand SNMP Communication

-> Select SNMP Community String (double click)

-> On the right side, you would see SNMP Community String -> Unselect No Change -> provide the new Community String -> Select Set As Default

-> Click on Apply to make the changes -> Click on OK to exit