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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.

-Brad
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lrmooreCommented:
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.
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bwalker1Author Commented:
Great.  Thank you very much.  

-Brad
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