Dell Foglight™ for SNMP 5.8.5
Developed for Foglight Management Server 5.7.0
Welcome to Foglight for SNMP
SNMP Discovery on Linux
Third Party Known Issues
Getting Started with 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.
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.
CAP_NET_RAWcapability to the
ICMPServiceto allow this access.
udp2icmphelper application shipped by Dell to run as root.
<fglam_home>/client/*/bin/udp2icmpto be run as root by the Foglight user.
rootpermissions (not recommended).
The following is a list of issues known to exist at the time of this release.
|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.|
This release of Foglight for SNMP does not support use on Management
Servers with more than one active Foglight Agent Manager (FglAM)
If there are multiple Agent Manager instances connected, you must shut down all instances except the one to which you want to deploy SNMP.
There are no known third party issues specific to this release of Foglight for SNMP.
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.
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.
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:
The Foglight for SNMP release package contains the following:
Before beginning the installation process, ensure Foglight for Infrastructure 5.8.5 is installed.
Foglight for SNMP is distributed as a .car file: SNMPCartridge-5_8_5.car. Use the Administration > Cartridges > Cartridge Inventory dashboard to install the SNMPCartridge-5_8_5.car 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||SNMPCartridge-5_8_5.car||GenericSNMPAgent 5.8.5
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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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