If you change the engine ID, create an SNMP v3 user, and configure an alert using that user without waiting approximately 10 seconds between each action, the internal user configuration might be incorrect and traps are missed.
Affected hardware and software:
Oracle ILOM 3.1 and 3.2
Releases 1.0 through 1.8
Do not create multiple configuration changes without verifying the effect of each configuration change. To prevent misconfigured users and missed traps, insert sleep statements in the script. For example:
# change engineID set /SP/services/snmp engineid=NEWENGINEID # sleep 10 seconds to give snmp enough time to make the change sleep 10 # verify engineID show /SP/services/snmp engineid # verify SNMPv3 users have been deleted show /SP/services/snmp/users # create snmpv3 user create /SP/services/snmp/users newuser authenticationpassword=... # sleep 10 seconds to give snmp enough time to make the change sleep 10 # verify user show /SP/services/snmp/users newuser # do a snmpget with that user to verify it # configure alert set /SP/alertmgmt/rules/1 type=snmptrap ... # sleep 10 seconds to give snmp enough time to make the change sleep 10 # verify alert show /SP/alertmgmt/rules/1 set /SP/alertmgmt/rules/1 testrule=true