Dell Foglight™ for SNMP 5.8.5

Developed for Foglight Management Server 5.7.0

Release Notes

April 2015


Welcome to Foglight for SNMP

SNMP Discovery on Linux

Known Issues

Third Party Known Issues

System Requirements

Product Licensing

Getting Started with Foglight for SNMP

Global Operations

About Dell


Welcome to Foglight for SNMP

Foglight for SNMP extends Foglight for Infrastructure by introducing the ability to monitor a broader set of hosts and devices that the Infrastructure agent does not currently support. Foglight for SNMP supports SNMP versions 1, 2c, and 3. Use Foglight for SNMP to:

These Release Notes cover known issues, system requirements, licensing and other important information relating to the 5.8.5 release of Foglight for SNMP. Review all sections before starting the installation.


SNMP Discovery on Linux

Foglight for SNMP running on Linux requires that you allow Foglight Agent Manager root or administrator access to start the Agent Manager’s ICMPService. Perform one of the following in this order of preference.


Known Issues

The following is a list of issues known to exist at the time of this release.


Defect ID

Known Issue

SNCAR-837 In a Foglight Federation environment where there are several Federated Child Servers connected to a single Federation Master Server, the SNMP property configurations (ASPs) on the Child Servers are not kept synchronized.
SNCAR-813 For Solaris and Linux hosts, the SNMP agent is unable to detect if the host is also being monitored by an Infrastructure agent.
SNCAR-802 The SNMP Hosts discovery button is not hidden when a server is a Federation Master.
SNCAR-94 This release of Foglight for SNMP does not support use on Management Servers with more than one active Foglight Agent Manager (FglAM) instance connected.
If there are multiple Agent Manager instances connected, you must shut down all instances except the one to which you want to deploy SNMP.


Third Party Known Issues

There are no known third party issues specific to this release of Foglight for SNMP. 


System Requirements

Before installing Foglight for SNMP, ensure your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:


Foglight for Infrastructure

Foglight for Infrastructure 5.8.5 must be installed.

Operating System

Foglight for SNMP can be installed on any supported Foglight Management Server configuration for Foglight version 5.7.0 or later.

Platform, Memory, and Hard Disk Space

The platform, memory, and hard disk space requirments for the monitored servers must match the Agent Manager requirements. For complete information, see the Foglight System Requirements and Platform Support Guide.



Product Licensing

Foglight includes a licensing capability that restricts access to those features that are defined in the license. Any Management Server installation requires a license that grants access to server-specific parts of the browser interface and the features associated with them. Foglight cartridges are also license-protected. While some cartridges are covered by the base Foglight license (such as Foglight Agent Manager cartridges and the Cartridge for Infrastructure), others may require an additional license. This cartidge is covered by the base Foglight license.


To activate a trial or a purchased commercial license:
  1. On the navigation panel, under Dashboards, click Administration > Setup & Support > Manage Licenses.
  2. Click Install.
  3. In the Install License dialog box, click Browse.
  4. In the file browser that appears, specify the location of the license file.
  5. In the Install License dialog box, click Install License.


Getting Started with Foglight for SNMP

Contents of the Release Package

The Foglight for SNMP release package contains the following:

  1. Cartridge file:
  2. Product Documentation, including:

Installation Instructions

Before beginning the installation process, ensure Foglight for Infrastructure 5.8.5 is installed.

Foglight for SNMP is distributed as a .car file: Use the Administration > Cartridges > Cartridge Inventory dashboard to install the cartridge and all the sub-cartridges within it. For full installation instructions, refer to the topic "Installing Foglight Cartridges" in the Foglight Administration and Configuration Help.

During the installation process, the SNMP agent package is automatically deployed and agent instances are created. Once the SNMP cartridge installation process is completed you can immediately perform SNMP discovery and monitoring.

Product: Installing this file: Adds these cartridges to Cartridge Inventory:
Foglight for SNMP GenericSNMPAgent 5.8.5
GenericSNMPConfiguration 5.8.5
GenericSNMPDashboard 5.8.5
GenericSNMPServices 5.8.5
GenericSNMPTrapAgent 5.8.5
SNMPCartridge 5.8.5

Additional Resources

Additional information is available from the following:


Global Operations

This section contains information about installing and operating this product in non-English configurations, such as those needed by customers outside of North America. This section does not replace the materials about supported platforms and configurations found elsewhere in the product documentation.

This release is Unicode-enabled and supports any character set. In this release, all product components should be configured to use the same or compatible character encodings and should be installed to use the same locale and regional options. This release is targeted to support operations in the following regions: North America, Western Europe and Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Far-East Asia, Japan.

This release has the following known capabilities or limitations: The cartridge is enabled for Global Operations, but not localized to any particular locale.


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