Vertica Analytics Platform Version 9.2.x Documentation

Configuring Reporting for SNMP

Configuring event reporting for SNMP consists of:

  1. Configuring Vertica to enable event trapping for SNMP as described below.
  2. Importing the Vertica Management Information Base (MIB) file into the SNMP monitoring device.

    The Vertica MIB file allows the SNMP trap receiver to understand the traps it receives from Vertica. This, in turn, allows you to configure the actions it takes when it receives traps.

    Vertica supports the SNMP V1 trap protocol, and it is located in /opt/vertica/sbin/VERTICA-MIB. See the documentation for your SNMP monitoring device for more information about importing MIB files.

  3. Configuring the SNMP trap receiver to handle traps from Vertica.

    SNMP trap receiver configuration differs greatly from vendor to vendor. As such, the directions presented here for configuring the SNMP trap receiver to handle traps from Vertica are generic.

    Vertica traps are single, generic traps that contain several fields of identifying information. These fields equate to the event data described in Monitoring Events. However, the format used for the field names differs slightly. Under SNMP, the field names contain no spaces. Also, field names are pre-pended with “vert”. For example, Event Severity becomes vertEventSeverity.

    When configuring your trap receiver, be sure to use the same hostname, port, and community string you used to configure event trapping in Vertica.

    Examples of network management providers:

    • Network Node Manager i
    • IBM Tivoli
    • AdventNet
    • Net-SNMP (Open Source)
    • Nagios (Open Source)
    • Open NMS (Open Source)