Technical Documentation

Configuring the Trap Target Address

The target address defines a management application’s address and parameters that are used in sending notifications. It can also identify management stations that are allowed to use specific community strings. When you receive a packet with a recognized community string and a tag is associated with it, JUNOS Software looks up all the target addresses with this tag and verifies that the source address of this packet matches one of the configured target addresses.

Note: You must configure the address mask when you configure the SNMP community.

To specify where you want the traps to be sent and define what SNMPv1 and SNMP2vc packets are allowed, include the target-address statement at the [edit snmp v3] hierarchy level:

[edit snmp v3]target-address target-address-name;

target-address-name is the string that identifies the target address.

To configure the target address properties, include the following statements at the [edit snmp v3 target-address target-address-name] hierarchy level:

[edit snmp v3 target-address target-address-name]address address;address-mask address-mask;port port-number;routing-instance instance;tag-list tag-list;target-parameters target-parameters-name;

This section includes the following topics:

Configuring the Address

To configure the address, include the address statement at the [edit snmp v3 target-address target-address-name] hierarchy level:

[edit snmp v3 target-address target-address-name]address address;

address is the SNMP target address.

Configuring the Address Mask

The address mask specifies a set of addresses that are allowed to use a community string and verifies the source addresses for a group of target addresses.

To configure the address mask, include the address-mask statement at the [edit snmp v3 target-address target-address-name] hierarchy level:

[edit snmp v3 target-address target-address-name]address-mask address-mask;

address-mask combined with the address defines a range of addresses. For information about how to configure the community string, see Configuring the SNMPv3 Community.

Configuring the Port

By default, the UDP port is set to 162. To configure a different port number, include the port statement at the [edit snmp v3 target-address target-address-name] hierarchy level:

[edit snmp v3 target-address target-address-name]port port-number;

port-number is the SNMP target port number.

Configuring the Routing Instance

Traps are sent over the default routing instance. To configure the routing instance for sending traps, include the routing-instance statement at the [edit snmp v3 target-address target-address-name] hierarchy level:

[edit snmp v3 target-address target-address-name]routing-instance instance;

instance is the name of the routing instance. To configure a routing instance within a logical system, specify the logical system name followed by the routing instance name. Use a slash ( / ) to separate the two names (for example, test-lr/test-ri). To configure the default routing instance on a logical system, specify the logical system name followed by default (for example, test-lr/default).

Configuring the Trap Target Address

Each target-address statement can have one or more tags configured in its tag list. Each tag can appear in more than one tag list. When a significant event occurs on the network device, the tag list identifies the targets to which a notification is sent.

To configure the tag list, include the tag-list statement at the [edit snmp v3 target-address target-address-name] hierarchy level:

[edit snmp v3 target-address target-address-name]tag-listtag-list”;

tag-list specifies one or more tags as a space-separated list enclosed within double quotes.

For an example of tag list configuration, see Example: Configuring the Tag List.

For information about how to specify a tag at the [edit snmp v3 notify notify-name] hierarchy level, see Configuring the SNMPv3 Trap Notification.

Note: When you configure SNMP traps, make sure your configured access privileges allow the traps to be sent. Configure access privileges at the [edit snmp v3 vacm access] hierarchy level.

Applying Target Parameters

The target-parameters statement at the [edit snmp v3] hierarchy level applies the target parameters configured at the [edit snmp v3 target-parameters target-parameters-name] hierarchy level.

To reference configured target parameters, include the target-parameters statement at the [edit snmp v3 target-address target-address-name] hierarchy level:

[edit snmp v3 target-address target-address-name]target-parameters target-parameters-name;

target-parameters-name is the name associated with the message processing and security parameters that are used in sending notifications to a particular management target.


Published: 2010-04-27