Configuring Traps

The TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers can be configured to send event information to Trap destinations on a network.

Specifying SNMPv3 Contacts

You can configure the TCA8000 or TCA8500 Timing Server to send alarm information to SNMP community files. To configure the Timing Server to send information to community files:

  1. Click the Config tab. The Config page appears.
  2. Locate the Trap tab at the top right of the page. See Figure 10.
  3. In the sysLocation field, enter the location of the Timing Server.
  4. In the sysName field, enter the name used to identify the Timing Server.
  5. In the sysContact field, enter the X-address of the manager that you want the Timing Server to use.
  6. In the ReadOnlyComm field, enter the string that you want the Timing Server to use to access the local SNMP read community.
  7. In the RWriteComm field, enter the string that you want the Timing Server to use to access the local SNMP write community.
  8. Click Apply to save changes.

    Figure 10: Timing Server Config Page—Trap Pane

    Timing
Server Config Page—Trap Pane

Creating Trap Targets

To create a Trap destination (see Figure 10):

  1. Click the Config tab.
  2. Locate the Trap tab across the top of the Config page.
  3. In the Address field, enter the IP address or domain name to which you want the Timing Server event information sent.
  4. In the Version area, select the option button for the version of SNMP that this trap supports.
  5. Click the Save button to save your changes.

Deleting Trap Targets

To delete a Trap destination:

  1. Click the Config tab.
  2. Locate the Trap tab across the top tabs of the Config page.
  3. Click the Trap address that you want deleted.
  4. Click the Delete button to remove the entry from the Trap pane.

Creating SNMPv3 Users

The TCA8000 and TCA8500 Timing Servers support security measures in SNMPv3. To create SNMPv3 users:

  1. Click the Config tab. The Config page appears.
  2. Click the SNMPv3 section across the top of the Config page. See Figure 11.
  3. In the Name field, enter the user name that will be used to log into SNMPv3 log files.
  4. In the Auth Phrase field, enter the authentication phrase you want this user to use.
  5. In the Auth Crypt area, select the encryption method that you want this user to use.
  6. In the Pri Phrase field, enter the private phrase that you want this user to use if required.
  7. In the Pri Protocol field, select the privilege level that you want this user to use. Select:
    • DES: The user must use the authentication phrase to log in.
    • AES: The user is not required to use the authentication phrase to log in.
    • No Privacy: The user is required to use the authentication phrase and the private phrase to log in.
  8. Click the Save button to save the user information in the V3User window.

    Figure 11: Timing Server Config Page—SNMPv3 Pane

    Timing Server Config Page—SNMPv3 Pane