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Kaseya and SNMP A Practical Guide v0.01 Kaseya and SNMP – A practical guide Contents Change Log.........................................................2 Executive Summary..................................................3 Prerequisites and Assumptions......................................3 Prerequisites.................................................... 3 Assumptions...................................................... 3 Method.............................................................3 Outcome............................................................3 Appendices.........................................................3 1
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Kaseya and SNMP

A Practical Guide

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Kaseya and SNMP A practical guideContentsChange Log ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ ........ 2 Executive Summary ................................ ................................ ................................ ........................... 3 Prerequisites and Assumptions ................................ ................................ ................................ .......... 3 Prerequisites................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ .. 4 Assumptions ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ .. 4 Method ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ ............. 5 Outcome ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ ........... 5 Appendices ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ ...... 12

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Change LogNo. Author Date & Time Section Removed because of information being in the public domain.

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Executive SummaryThe follow document is contains the practical steps for utilising SNMP in Kaseya. First and foremost, this document is an introduction in to SNMP in Kaseya, once the introduction is fully understood, the Administrator may move on and adventure deeper in the world of SNMP SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is a protocol by which all manageable information for a device can be viewed, tracked and programmed for. SNMP by its very nature is complicated to implement. Kaseya uses SNMP to read SNMP information off devices for their monitoring. Kaseya is limited in its use of SNMP in that it assumes Administrators have a firm grounding in SNMP, Mibs, and identifying which Mibs are suitable for monitoring a device based on a string of numbers. The basic process is as follows. Run a LAN Watch > Find Device > Create SNMP Set > Apply SNMP set to Device This document should provide for one end to end method for the above basic process. It documents the methods by which Computelec Australia will build their SNMP set. Come the completion of this document, the basic process will now look like this. Run a LAN Watch > Find Device > Run GetIf with Device IP > Identify Useful MIB > Load Mib in Kaseya > Create SNMP Set > Apply SNMP Set to device Confused? Are all those extra steps getting you down? Don t worry, these extra steps seem daunting, but they are necessary and easy. The problem with using SNMP in Kaseya is that it s nearly impossible to identify a useful Mib value, with GetIf; it s easy, and incredibly powerful. The ultimate aim is, you will never have to purchase another piece of software to integrate into Kaseya, just follow these steps, and your monitoring is done.

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Prerequisites and AssumptionsFor this document to prove useful, you must have / meet the following prerequisites. Assumptions of Administrators ability, are also listed below

Prerequisites- K2 Server implemented - Standard Tech Role in K2 Server will suffice - GetIf installed on your K2 Server, OR - GetIf installed on a machine with SNMP Read access across your network, AND - GetIf Installed on your clients site - An I.P Connection to the device you wish to monitor.

Assumptions- Administrator has a basic understanding on SNMP - Administrator has a basic understand of SNMP > Mibs - Administrator has Administration rights to client s machines - Administrator has working knowledge of all client devices1 - One VERY BIG assumption is that you as an administrator have run LAN WATCH on your CLIENT SITE, and that it was successful, once you have found multiple SNMP clients on the network, you can commence work.

Note: This means the Administrator understands vendor specific detail for many devices .This can include but is not limited to; Switches, Routers, Firewalls, UPS s, and any other hardware. Vendor Specific knowledge of these devices is desirable but not essential.

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MethodUnderstand your environmentIt is important when doing this work you understand your environment. For practical purposes we will assume you are on a client Site, a LAN WATCH has been run, and your SNMP CLIENTS have been identified.

Install GetIfGo to http://www.wtcs.org/snmp4tpc/getif.htm Download and install GetIf, this software is the best freeware utility for identifying SNMP Objects

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Getting StartedParameters Run GetIf > Parameters Tab > Host Name: X.X.X.X (Ip Address) > Click Start > Observe Screenshot

Interfaces Select the Interfaces tab > Click Start > Watch the interfaces populate

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Addresses Select the Addresses tab > Click Start > Watch all interfaces & IP Addresses Populate

Routing Table Select the Routing Table tab > Click Start > Watch Routing table populate

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ARP Select the ARP Table interface > Click Start > Observe the ARP Table

Gen Table Select the Gen. Table > Click Start > Observe Gen Table populate. We will discuss this more later

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Reach ability Select Reachability > Click Start > Observe Reachability parameters. These parameters are useful for determining your access to the selected device

Traceroute Select Traceroute > Click Start > Observe Traceroute values.*Administrative edit: At time of writing v.0.1, have no useable results from traceroute

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NSLookup Select the NSLookup tab > Click Start > Observe results*Administrative edit: At time of writing v0.1, there are no useable results from NSLookup. *Administrative edit: At time of writing v0.1, there appears to be no use for NSLookup for SNMP

Ip Discovery Select Ip Discovery tab > Click Start > Observe Results*Administrative edit: At time of writing v0.1, there are no useable results from Ip Discovery. *Administrative edit: At time of writing v0.1, there appears to be no use for Ip Discovery for SNMP

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MBrowser Administrative Note: This is the important bit; everything you find here will determine your ability to create useful SNMP sets. This is the most powerful and useful part of the application The Basics The following is an example of an interface you may wish to monitor. Given the millions of possible things you can monitor, you will need to traverse the mib directoryExample: Select the MBrowser tab > Drill down > iso.org.dod.internet.mgmt.mib-2.interfaces.ifTable.ifEntry.ifSpeed

Drill down to ANY value and Click Start > Observe sample below

Advanced Load the mib into Kaseya > Create SNMP > Apply set and enjoy

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OutcomeHere are a few examples of SNMP Sets created out of this process that are not preloaded into Kaseya.

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Appendices

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