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Using Solarwinds to monitor 2611 Router and Cisco PIX 501

I recently purchased Solarwinds Engineers Edition to monitor our network.  The two devices I need to monitor are a Cisco PIX 501 and a Cisco 2611 router.  As with any other monitoring application, Solarwinds just asks for the IP address and the SNMP community string to monitor the interfaces on a device.  Do I just need to enable SNMP on the Cisco devices and setup a community string?  I think there is more to it but I need someone to break it down for me. I have tried researching this but I still don't understand how to do it.

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Yes, that is basically all you need to do is enable snmp on the router, and you can take that one step further and add an access-list to the snmp community string for maximum security:

   access-list 10 permit <Solarwinds host IP>
   snmp-server community C0mmuNity RW 10

Be sure not to use "public" or "private" for your community strings. Think of them as passwords, and use good password rules for them.
bwalker1Author Commented:
Great.  Thank you very much.  


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