11-13-2013 06:56 AM
We have implemented SNMPv3 across our organization; successfully have it working on 97% of our switches. We have SNMPv3 working properly on over 70 other HP Switches.
It seems that we have been having trouble with 6 switches and are unable to to get it to work properly.
The switches I am having issues with are;
Switch1 J4900A Switch 2626 H.10.108
Switch2 J4899C Switch 2650 H.10.113
Switch3 J4899B Switch 2650 H.10.113
Switch4 J4899C Switch 2650 H.10.113
Switch5 J4899B Switch 2650 H.10.108
Switch6 J8165A Switch 2650-PWR H.10.113
I have tried everything, it should be noted that SNMPv2 does work on these switches.
Anytime we attempt a v3 query the switch logs;
W 11/13/13 14:33:00 snmp: SNMP Security access violation from <SNMP Server IP Address>
Before people start to question the setup of the SNMP Server; a little info.
We are using Nagios via groups.
I have groups setup via HP Switches & Cisco Switches.
So the checks are all the same.
I have removed and re-added SNMPv3 on the problem switches several times.
I even went as far as attempting to configure standard creds like password for all fields on the switch and attempting ot run manual checks with no luck;
HP Switches Steps
(( answer the questions ))
no to SHA
yes to access
snmpv3 user password auth MD5 password priv aes password
snmpv3 group ManagerPriv user "password " sec-model ver3
snmp-server host 192.168.15.232 com "password "
no snmpv3 user "initial"
Then as an example I try to run a manual check;
./check_snmp -H <IP Address> -P 3 -L authPriv -U password -a md5 -A password -X password -o .220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 -l 'Fan status'
I get return;
Fan status problem - No data received from host
CMD: /usr/bin/snmpget -t 1 -r 5 -m '' -v 3 [authpriv] 192.168.206.31:161 .188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168
and on the switch logs again;
W 11/13/13 09:49:50 snmp: SNMP Security access violation from <SNMP Server IP Address>
Then I go an compare to some of the other working switches;
Working Switch J8165A Switch 2650-PWR H.10.108
Working Switch J4899A Switch 2650 H.10.108
Same code but works fine.
I am at a complete losss and hope someone out there on the Internets may have a possible solution of has run into a similar issue with their equipment in the past.
Thanks in advance.