EFA acts as the SNMP Manager for all the SLX devices and agents and receives the traps from all the devices in its inventory.
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) traps are alert messages sent from a remote SNMP-enabled device to a central collector, the SNMP Manager. Trap messages are the main form of communication between SNMP monitoring tools – an SNMP Agent and an SNMP Manager.
EFA acts as the SNMP Manager for all the SLX devices and agents and receives the traps from all the devices in its inventory. Once you register an SLX device with EFA, EFA automatically configures the SLX device to send v3 traps to EFA.
EFA acts as an SNMP proxy for all the SNMP v2 and v3 traps received from the SLX devices, forwarding them onto an external trap receiver, if there is one.
During an update operation, EFA verifies that it is still registered to receive traps from the SLX devices. If a device is unregistered from EFA, the SNMP configuration on the device is updated to no longer send traps to the EFA IP address.
efa inventory device snmp community create
efa inventory device snmp community delete
efa inventory device snmp community list
efa inventory device snmp user create
efa inventory device snmp user delete
efa inventory device snmp user list
efa inventory device snmp host create
efa inventory device snmp host delete
efa inventory device snmp host list
efa inventory device snmp view create
efa inventory device snmp view delete
efa inventory device snmp view list
For more information about these commands, see Extreme Fabric Automation Command Reference, 3.1.0 .
SNMP-COMMUNITY-MIB::snmpTrapAddress.0. It is not the EFA IP address.
For more information about SLX-OS MIBs, see the Extreme SLX-OS MIB Reference for your version of SLX-OS.
When you boot the service for the first time after upgrade, any SNMP and NTP configuration on the switch are queried and persisted in the database and managed by EFA.
Similarly, any breakout interfaces or interfaces that have status admin-state DOWN and have a non-auto speed or non-default MTU value are persisted in the database and managed by EFA.
If you have additional updates to make to these configurations, you must make them manually using the EFA commands only.
If these configurations are updated using the SLX commands directly on the switch (meaning, not by using the EFA CLI), they are considered as drifted and are reconciled.
The gosnmp-service is responsible for persisting the trap subscribers, receiving the SNMP traps, and forwarding them to the subscribers.
The service is stateless, so no historical data (that is, previously received traps) is persisted.
For high availability deployment, the service runs in active-active mode, however, since the VIP is bound to one host at a time, the pod running on the active node receives the traps. On failover, the standby node takes over and the SNMP service running on that node forwards the traps.
You may have multiple IP subnets configured to access EFA. In such a case, EFA creates multiple subinterfaces under the management interface to which EFA is bound. EFA does not determine which interface sends out the trap, syslog or webhook. The administrator is responsible for configuring a route to the recipient. If one is found, the server sends out the trap. For more information, see Multiple Management IP Networks.