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Risk of Disabling SNMP

TMADOCTHOMAS
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We have enabled SNMP on all of our NetApp clusters over the years. Now I would like to disable it as I'm aware it is considered insecure. Is there any loss of functionality in the following NetApp tools / features if I disable it? Is there any way to easily determine if it's being used in some way?

 

  • Active IQ
  • Active IQ Unified Manager (in particular the EMS Events functionality)
  • OnTAP Tools
  • SnapCenter
  • SnapCenter Plug-In for VMware
  • PowerShell Toolkit
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TMADOCTHOMAS
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Alternatively, we could switch to SNMPv3 which of course is more secure, but I'm not sure what effect that transition would have. Any ideas out there? 

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