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Differentiating between RO and RW snmp communities in Prime


  - Will Prime, ever support, different read/write SNMP community-values  for devices in the future ?

    (Uptill now only one community can be entered for a device, making it difficult if you manage devices using different SNMP RW community names)

  Of course, it would then be expected that Prime will use the RW community for config updating, amongst other tasks (too).



Cisco Employee

Apology for my

Apology for my misunderstanding, but the problem isn't clear to me enough. Do you mean :

  1. Using multiple community strings for a same device?

  2. Using different strings in Prime for Read Only and another for Read Write?

For (1) there is certainly no plans as of now. As most of the customer prefer to have one RO and RW strings with all security measures (with ACL's and accounting for particular String etc) use it. But with your business requirement justification, you may raise a Product Enhancement Request (PER).

For (2) it is still an option. We still have a choice of entering a individual RO and RW string for a specific device. 

Please check and let us know for more details.



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     - I meant 2)  ; What do


   - I meant 2)  ; What do you mean by 'still having an option' ? Basically asking, how is it

done then ?



Cisco Employee

I may apologize for incorrect

I may apologize for incorrect information, which i may have not realized till now.

Yes PI only takes one SNMP community string while adding a device and currently there is nothing on the roadmap to include such basic feature.

Only one place where SNMP RO and RW both are taken is at discovery.

I will check internally to see what is the plans regarding that and will share any substantial information I may get.

You can file a PER to have this basic feature included, by working with your Accounts Team/or/Cisco Accounts Manager etc.



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        Ok, thanks for your


      Ok, thanks for your reply



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