Technical Documentation

Configuring the Inform Notification Type and Target Address

To configure the inform notification type and target information, include the following statements at the [edit snmp v3] hierarchy level:

[edit snmp v3]notify name {tag tag-name;type (trap | inform);}target-address target-address-name {address address;address-mask address-mask;inform-retry-count number;inform-timeout seconds;port port-number;routing-instance instance;tag-list tag-list;target-parameters target-parameters-name;}target-parameters target-parameters-name {notify-filter profile-name;parameters {message-processing-model (v1 | v2c | v3);security-level (authentication | none | privacy);security-model (usm | v1 | v2c);security-name security-name;}}

notify name is the name assigned to the notification. Each notify entry name must be unique.

tag tag-name defines the target addresses that are sent this notification. The notification is sent to all target addresses that have this tag in their tag list. The tag-name is not included in the notification. For information about how to configure the tag list, see Configuring the Tag List.

type inform is the type of notification.

target-address target-address-name identifies the target address. The target address defines a management application’s address and parameters that are used to respond to informs.

inform-timeout seconds is the number of seconds to wait for an acknowledgment. If no acknowledgment is received within the timeout period, the inform is retransmitted. The default timeout is 15 seconds.

inform-retry-count number is the maximum number of times an inform is transmitted if no acknowledgment is received. The default is 3. If no acknowledgment is received after the inform is transmitted the maximum number of times, the inform message is discarded.

message-processing-model defines which version of SNMP to use when SNMP notifications are generated. Informs require a v3 message processing model.

security-model defines the security model to use when SNMP notifications are generated. Informs require a usm security model.

security-level specifies whether the inform is authenticated and encrypted before it is sent. For the usm security model, the security level must be one of the following:

  • authentication—Provides authentication but no encryption.
  • privacy—Provides authentication and encryption.

security-name identifies the username that is used when generating the inform.

Published: 2010-04-27