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VPN and SNMP monitoring

VPN and SNMP monitoring

VPN and SNMP monitoring


I am having trouble with tgetting this system set-up and would appreciate a few pointers. I don't need step by step (although if links exists, would be useful for comparison).

I am attempting to setup a SNMP Monitoring System. I have several networks over a wider area.

Each network has one (or more) specific devices I would like to monitor. Each device has a static IP and kicks out SNMP. The devices only do that, i.e. monitoring cards, so cannot install anything else on them. But is connected to a server via the local network (typically running Win 2008).

On the system I want to monitor, I have a Win 2008 Server, and another machine with the monitorin software. What I want to do is set-up a VPN connection that shares data from ONLY this device on the target network. i.e. I do not want either end to see anything beyond the SNMP device or monitoring server.

I have tried to with a full blown VPN, i.e. RDP and whilst that works, relies on a desktop system to be set-up and forwarding. I would like to make this as simple as pos. but just can't get Windows to do it.

Any pointers on what I need to do with the VPN either end to achieve this? I am starting from scratch if that's any help. I am assuming that setting up a sep. subnet for the SNMP devices would also help.

RE: VPN and SNMP monitoring

So one way that we know works is to have a VPN set-up on the clients system. That allows us to connect to them and get the information back. We know this works.

Next step it to attempt to put the SNMP devices on their own subnet. We would still like to see how others have done this and what software is being used.

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