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Foglight for SNMP 5.9.6 - Release Notes

System requirements

System requirements

Before installing Foglight for SNMP, ensure your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements.


Foglight for Infrastructure

Foglight for Infrastructure (or later) must be installed.

Operating System

Foglight for SNMP can be installed on any Foglight Management Server configuration compatible with this release.

Platform, Memory, and Hard Disk Space

The platform, memory, and hard disk space requirements for the monitored servers must match the Agent Manager requirements. For complete information, see the Foglight System Requirements and Platform Support Guide.


Supported devices

The following devices are currently supported by the SNMP agent.















































Product licensing

Product licensing

Foglight includes a licensing capability that restricts access to those features that are defined in the license. All Management Server installations require a license that grants access to server-specific parts of the browser interface and the features associated with them. Foglight cartridges are also license-protected. While some cartridges are covered by the base Foglight license (such as Foglight Agent Manager cartridges and the Cartridge for Infrastructure), others may require an additional license. This cartridge is covered by the base Foglight license.


To activate a trial or a purchased commercial license:
  1. On the navigation panel, under Dashboards, click Administration > Setup > Manage Licenses.
  2. Click Install.
  3. In the Install License dialog box, click Browse.
  4. In the file browser that appears, specify the location of the license file.
  5. In the Install License dialog box, click Install License.


Getting started with Foglight for SNMP

Getting started with Foglight for SNMP

Contents of the release package

The Foglight for SNMP release package contains the following:

  1. Cartridge file:
    • Foglight for SNMP:
  2. Product Documentation, including:
    • Foglight for SNMP Release Notes (this document, in HTML format)
    • Foglight for SNMP User and Reference Guide (PDF and online help)
      Note: This document was not updated for this release. The previous version of this document is relevant for the current release as well.

Installation instructions

Foglight for SNMP is distributed as a .car file: Install the .car file and then manually upgrade the GenericSNMPAgent and GenericSNMPTrapAgent agents.


Prerequisites: Ensure that the following prerequisites are met before beginning the installation process:

  • Foglight for Infrastructure (or later) is installed.
  • Foglight for SNMP running on Linux requires that you allow Foglight Agent Manager root or administrator access to start the Agent Manager’s ICMPService. For more information, see the Foglight for SNMP User and Reference Guide.


To install Foglight for SNMP and manually upgrade the agent packages:

  1. Use the Administration > Cartridges > Cartridge Inventory dashboard to install the cartridge and all the sub-cartridges within it.
  2. Manually upgrade the agents.
    1. Navigate to the Administration > Agents > Agent Status dashboard.
    2. Do one of the following:
      • Select any GenericSNMPAgent type agent and any GenericSNMPTrapAgent type agent and click Upgrade.
      • Click Deploy Agent Package and deploy both GenericeSNMPAgent and GenericSNMPTrapAgent packages to the targeted Foglight Agent Manager host.


For full installation instructions, refer to the topic "Installing Foglight Cartridges" in the Foglight Administration and Configuration Help.

After the installation, run an SNMP Discovery to deploy the agent package to a selected Foglight Agent Manager. To run the discovery, go to the Infrastructure dashboard and click SNMP Hosts. During the discovery, the discovery agent and monitoring agents are created and you can select the devices that you want Foglight to monitor. For more information about running the SNMP Discovery, see the Foglight for SNMP User and Reference Guide.



Installing this file:

Adds these cartridges to Cartridge Inventory:

Foglight for SNMP

GenericSNMPAgent 5.9.6

GenericSNMPConfiguration 5.9.6

GenericSNMPDashboard 5.9.6

GenericSNMPServices 5.9.6

GenericSNMPTrapAgent 5.9.6

SNMPCartridge 5.9.6

Additional resources

Additional information is available from the following:


This section contains information about installing and operating this product in non-English configurations, such as those needed by customers outside of North America. This section does not replace the materials about supported platforms and configurations found elsewhere in the product documentation.

This release is Unicode-enabled and supports any character set. In this release, all product components should be configured to use the same or compatible character encodings and should be installed to use the same locale and regional options. This release is targeted to support operations in the following regions: North America, Western Europe and Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Far-East Asia, Japan.

This release has the following known capabilities or limitations: The server will be enabled for Global Operations, but not localized to any particular locale. Some legacy agents cannot support multi-byte locales.


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