Before you begin
Create a WebLogic Server SNMP agent (see Create SNMP agents ) and configure other, non-WebLogic Server, SNMP agents to run on the same computer as the WebLogic Server SNMP agent.
Note: You cannot use a WebLogic Server SNMP agent to proxy requests to other WebLogic Server SNMP agents. For example, WebLogic domainA's SNMP agent cannot proxy requests to domainB's SNMP agent. This limitation is in effect because all WebLogic SNMP agents use the same MIB root.
WebLogic Server SNMP agents can forward (proxy) requests from SNMP managers to other SNMP agents that reside on the agent's host computer. WebLogic Server proxies only the requests with object identifiers (OIDs) that are under a specific the OID root. For more information, see SNMP Proxies .
WebLogic Server forwards to the proxy only the requests that are in this OID tree.
The user name must be the name of an existing WebLogic Server user for whom you have created an SNMP credential map. When the WebLogic SNMP agent prepares the request that it will forward to the proxy, it uses the credential map to look up and encode SNMP credentials. For information about creating an SNMP credential map, see Secure SNMPv3 communication.
For example, if the WebLogic SNMP agent requires incoming SNMPv3 requests to use the authentication protocol but no privacy protocol, the security level for this proxy must be either Authentication Only or None.
For information about providing a community name, see the description of Community in Configuration Options.
Note: WebLogic SNMP agents cannot be configured to use SNMPv2 to communicate with proxies.