Simple Network Management (SNMP) seems to be a popular subject over on the Xerox Community Support Forum. There are hundreds of views every month of solutions regarding the use and disabling of SNMP. Let’s look at what the forum and the online support say about this protocol.
SNMP is used in network management systems to monitor and manage network-attached devices for conditions that require administrative attention. It consists of a set of standards for network management including an application layer, a database schema, and a set of data objects.
The SNMP is used to report issues such as the machine going offline or paper jam occurrences. Occasionally, SNMP Status will incorrectly report the machine as offline. The incorrect status will cause Microsoft Windows clients to stop printing. To resolve this issue, disable SNMP Status over the Standard TCP/IP Port.
SNMP settings can be configured in CWIS. You can use the SNMP configuration pages in CentreWare Internet Services to:
Agents, or software modules, reside in the printer’s SNMPv3 engine. A manager is a SNMPv3 management application, such as OpenView, that is used to monitor and configure devices on the network. The agent responds to read (GET) and write (SET) requests from the manager and can also generate alert messages, or Traps, based on certain events.
The following instructions may not be the exact instructions for your model of printer or multifunction device but the topics and process are generally the same. For exact step-by-step instructions please search on SNMP in the knowledge base for your model of machine.
To enable (or disable) SNMP:
To configure SNMP:
SNMPv3 is the current standard version of SNMP defined by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It provides three important security features:
Need more information or support on SNMP? Please consider posting a message to the Xerox Community Support Forum or contact your local support centre.