Network Management

Unleashed provides support for Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP v2 and v3), which allows you to query system information such as system status, WLAN list, AP list, and clients list, and to set a number of system settings using a Network Management System (NMS) or SNMP MIB browser. You can also enable SNMP traps to receive immediate notifications for possible AP and client issues.

The procedure for enabling the internal SNMP agent depends on whether your network is using SNMPv2 or SNMPv3. SNMPv3 mainly provides security enhancements over the earlier version, and therefore requires you to enter authorization passwords and encryption settings instead of simple clear text community strings.

Both SNMPv2 and SNMPv3 can be enabled at the same time. The SNMPv3 framework provides backward compatibility for SNMPv1 and SNMPv2c management applications so that existing management applications can still be used to manage Unleashed with SNMPv3 enabled.

Note: For a list of the MIB variables that you can get and set using SNMP, check the related SNMP documentation on the Ruckus Wireless Support web site at http://support.ruckuswireless.com/documents.