I'm trying to set up some SNMP monitoring with very basic security. I've got a Cisco 6500 switch (IOS 12.2) which is currenly set up with a community string which allows any management station to access it to retreive information as long as they input the required community string.
I've just found out how to tie it down to selected management stations by specifying an access list number after the community. That's ok for devices wanting to retreive SNMP informaiton from the switch.
I also need to be able to send SNMP notifications (traps) to selected devices (management stations) from the 6500 switch. I've tried this with a Pix 6.3 firewall which we have and it sends notifications to a syslog server which I have. When I try a similar command with the 6500 switch the messages don't appear in my syslog server as the Pix's do. Also with the switch it requires a community string to be specified in the config. As far as I'm aware my syslog server has no place to enter a community string, this makes me think that the 6500 won't send syslog messages as the Pix does but perhaps it will send SNMP traps (are these different to syslog messages?) to a different type of server which I don't currently posess.
Will the 6500 send syslog messages? If not, what do I need in order to be able to receive the traps from it? Is there any free Cisco software that allows me to do this?