Running SNMP scans in SysAid

In this video tutorial we’ll explain how to add and monitor equipment, or anything that supports the SNMP protocol, on your asset list.


Video Transcription

Hi, everyone, and welcome to another SysAid tutorial.

Today I want to show you a way of adding equipment that you can't install an agent on to your asset list. A few examples for such equipment are your printers, and your routers, or anything that supports the SNMP protocol. So for that, we have the SNMP scan.

Let's see how we do that. So, we're going to go to Settings, and Network Discovery, and right here under Network Discovery, we have SNMP Scan. This flow is quite similar to what we saw in the deploy agent tutorial.

So we have the IP range here. We have the SNMP version, right here we have three versions of the SNMP protocols that we can use, version 1 and 2C don't require a community password, and version 3 does require a community password. And you'll see, as you select it, the community password field is not grayed out anymore. For this example, we're going to use Version 1.

Right here we have the community string which is public, community password if needed. Exclude IP, okay, just like in the deploy agents. Schedule, if you want to schedule an SNMP scan to a different date and how many times you want this action to repeat, every day, every week, every month, every hour or every minute.I'll select once a day to keep me updated. That's quite good. That's it.

Now let's create an SNMP scan task. I'm going to enter the IP range of where my SNMP devices are, to 254. Great. I want to run it every day. Click Add and Run, okay? So SysAid is starting to run that SNMP scan. And in a moment we'll see devices starting to come into this list.

And there we go. You see we found one device in this case, and you can see that we have a switch, that's the IP address of this switch, and the MAC address, everything regarding that device. And, of course, we can later go into the asset list and manage the inventory of this device. That's it for SNMP scan. That's actually very easy.

And I'll see you on our next tutorial.