How to Activate and Configure SNMPv3 - Engine ID and View
Note: if you have already activated
SNMPv1/2 above, there is no need to go through this
SNMPv3 configuration unless it is required by your
network security policies. It is a complicated protocol
and we strongly suggest using SNMPv1/2c for testing
operation of our software with the switch.
Problem: the Cisco Small Business
Series switches need to be configured for SNMPv3. We use the USM model.
Solution: follow these steps to
activate SNMPv3 after activating SNMP in the switch as
Login to the switch using your web browser. We have
found Chrome to work the best - the popup windows do not
always work correctly using IE 11.
On the left side menu bar locate 'SNMP', 'Engine ID',
place a tick in the circle before 'Use Default' then press Apply.
Confirm a string of HEX chars appear after User Defined. The User Defined option will now be selected.
On the left side menu bar locate 'SNMP', 'View',
Click on 'Add' to view this popup. Enter a view name, select User Defined and enter 1, make sure Include in view is checked.
Then press Apply.
After pressing Apply, the new view should appear like the circled one in the image.