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10g (10.1.4.3)

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11 Installing the SNMP Agent

This chapter describes how to install the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Agent that enables you to monitor the activity of different components on your network. See:

See Also:

"Confirming Certification Requirements"

11.1 About the SNMP Agent and Installation

Oracle Access Manager provides data that can be used by SNMP and a Network Management System (NMS), which enables you to monitor the status and activity of the Identity and Access Servers.

The SNMP Agent is an optional component. If installed, the SNMP Agent accesses information about the Identity or Access Server resident on the same server host on which the agent was installed. The installation process for the SNMP Agent is similar to other Oracle Access Manager components. The following shows the installation directory:

Default on Windows: \Program Files\NetPoint_SnmpAgent\snmp

Default on UNIX: /opt/netpoint_snmpagent\snmp

In This Guide: \SNMP_install_dir\snmp

For details about configuring the SNMP agent after installation, see the Oracle Access Manager Identity and Common Administration Guide.

11.2 SNMP Agent Installation Considerations

The SNMP Agent must be installed on the same computer as the Oracle Access Manager server that it is going to service: Identity Server or Access Server. The Oracle Access Manager SNMP Agent should run as the same user as the Identity Server or Access Server.

You need a community name for SNMP data in your network management station (NMS) host.You also need to configure trap destinations for Oracle Access Manager SNMP traps in your NMS host.

The SNMP Agent needs to be owned by a dedicated user. On UNIX, only root or the dedicated user may be able to start the agent service. Most of the time the agent is run as "root" or "nobody". On UNIX, you also enter a group to which the user belongs.

11.3 SNMP Installation Prerequisites Checklist

Table 11-1 provides a checklist of items that must be completed before you install the SNMP Agent with Oracle Access Manager.

Table 11-1 WebGate Prerequisites Checklist

Checklist SNMP Prerequisites
 

Review and complete all prerequisites and requirements that apply to your environment, as described in Part I, "Installation Planning and Prerequisites"

 

Complete all activities in Part II, "Identity System Installation and Setup".

 

Complete all activities in Part III, "Access System Installation and Setup"

 

Create a Community Name for SNMP data in your network management station (NMS) host.

 

Configure trap destinations for SNMP traps in your NMS host.


11.4 Installing the Oracle Access Manager SNMP Agent

The following discussions explain how to install the SNMP agent.

To install the SNMP Agent includes

  1. "Starting the Installation"

  2. "Installing the Oracle Access Manager SNMP Agent"

  3. "Specifying SNMP Agent Configuration Details"

  4. "Finishing the Installation"

11.4.1 Starting the Installation

The installation is similar to other Oracle Access Manager components with differences specific to the SNMP Agent.

To install the SNMP Agent

  1. Log in as a user with Administrator privileges.

  2. Locate and launch the component installer in a temporary directory created when you downloaded the software.

    For example:

    • GUI Mode

      Windows: Oracle_Access_Manager10_1_4_3_0_win32_Snmp_Agent.exe

    • Console Mode

      UNIX: ./ Oracle_Access_Manager10_1_4_3_0_sparc-s2_Snmp_Agent

    The Welcome dialog appears.

  3. Click Next to dismiss the Welcome screen.

  4. Respond to the administrator-rights question based upon your platform.

  5. Specify the installation directory, then click Next. For example:

    \OAM_SnmpAgent

    A summary of the installation directory and required disk space appears.

  6. Record the installation directory and click Next.

    The SNMP Agent is installed, which may take a few seconds. On Windows systems, a screen appears informing you that the Microsoft Managed Interfaces are being configured.

    • Windows: Enter the following information to distinguish this SNMP Agent in the Windows Service window, then click Next. For example:

    • Windows service name: A unique name for this SNMP Agent.

      For example, if you provide the name SNMP1014, the name in the Service window will appear as Oracle Access Manager SNMP Agent (SNMP1014).

    • Account name: DomainName\UserName for this SNMP Agent (the default is LocalSystem).

    • Password: The password for this account.

    Next, you are asked to define specific details for this SNMP Agent.

11.4.2 Specifying SNMP Agent Configuration Details

During this sequence, you will enter the port and community information for this SNMP Agent.

To specify SNMP Agent details

  1. Enter the SNMP Agent TCP port that Oracle Access Manager will use to publish SNMP statistics. For example:

    6012

    This is the same port number that you specify when enabling the SNMP agent from the specific Identity or Access Server. Oracle Access Manager components will communicate with this port to publish their statistics to your Manager Station.

    Next, you are asked for the UDP port and the Community Name defined in your Network Management System, which you will use to query this SNMP Agent. These should be same as those used by your Network Manager Station to query this SNMP Agent.

  2. Enter the SNMP Agent UDP port and community name, then click next.

    For example:

    • SNMP Agent UDP port: 161

    • Community Name: Your Community

      Now you are asked to enter the network monitor station name and trap port from your Network Management System, which the SNMP Agent should use when sending SNMP traps. The trap port is the port that will receive SNMP traps for Oracle Access Manager.

  3. Enter the following information, then click Next.

    For example:

    • Manager Station name: Your_ Station_Name

    • Trap port: 162

    You now need to specify whether you want to configure another Manager Station for this SNMP Agent.

  4. Click Yes to indicate that you want to configure another Manager Station now (otherwise, click No), then click Next.

    • If Yes, you will be asked to repeat step 3 for the new station, then you will be asked if you want to configure another station.

    • If No, you may manually configure another Manager Station using the following tool later: SNMP_install_dir\snmp\tools\setup\setup_agent.

    A confirmation dialog appears.

11.4.3 Finishing the Installation

The installation concludes as other component installations have.

Note:

After installation, Oracle recommends that you install the latest patch sets. For details, see the latest release notes.

To finish the installation

  1. Review the ReadMe information, then click Next.

    A summary screen appears.

  2. Write the details of this installation on the preparation worksheets, if you have not yet done so, then click Next to finish the installation.

You are ready to configure the SNMP Agent, as described in the Oracle Access Manager Identity and Common Administration Guide.

11.5 About Integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Identity Management

In addition to using SNMP monitoring as described in this chapter, the Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Identity Management pack provides out-of-box system modeling for Oracle Access Manager.

Oracle Enterprise Manager is the Oracle integrated management solution for managing your computing environment. The Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Identity Management pack provides single-step discovery of Oracle Access Manager and other Oracle Identity Management products and helps you quickly set up your monitoring environment.

For more information, see the Oracle Enterprise Manager Concepts Guide and Oracle Enterprise Manager Advanced Configuration Guide. Online help is available through Oracle Enterprise Manager.