Enable and configure SNMP on the Digital Sentry video recorder

Issue

Setup or configure SNMP on a DSSRV/Digital Sentry recorder.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

  • Digital Sentry
  • DSSRV
  • DS NVs
  • SNMP

Cause

Not receiving SNMP trap information from a Digital Sentry recorder.

Resolution

  1. Click Start > Search Bar and type in turn windows features on or off and click ENTER.
     
  2. Check the box for both Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and WMI SNMP Provider, then click OK.



     
  3. Once the service has been installed, open Services and locate the SNMP Service (Start > Search Bar and type in services.msc and ENTER)


     
  4. Right-click the SNMP Service and select Properties.
     
  5. Click on the Security tab, under "Accepted community names" click the Add... button.



     
  6. Type in Public with the READ ONLY community rights and click Add.





     
  7. If the Digital Sentry MIB files are going to be loaded into a SNMP management system, select either "Accept SNMP packets from any host" or "Accept SNMP packets from these hosts".
    If using the second option you will need to add the IP address of the SNMP management system PC in the box.



     
  8. Click Apply to save the changes, now click on the Traps tab.
     
  9. Under "Trap destinations:" click the Add... button and type in the IP address of the SNMP Client (snmp software installation) PC.




     
  10. Once the IP address has been typed in, click Add
     
  11. Now click Apply and then OK to save and close.



     

The SNMP management software will now receive SNMP trap messages from the Digital Sentry system.

Example:

 

The Digital Sentry MIB files are located on the Digital Sentry recorder at C:\Program Files (x86)\Pelco\Health Monitor\MIB

  • DigitalSENTRY-Base-MIB.MIB
  • Integral-Tech-SMI.MIB

Consult the help documentation for your specific SNMP management software for information on how to load the MIB files.

Note: Make sure to allow the SNMP traffic through any firewalls that may be configured.


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