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Testing SNMP Traps out using a Trap Receiver

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Testing SNMP Traps out using a Trap Receiver

If you want to see what is sent from Prognosis when sending SNMP Traps Out to a 3rd party trap receiver or event management system (EMS).  Sometimes it can help to see what is being sent in a trap so you can make any adjustments on your EMS system to receive all the data fields you need

 

If you have the "iReasoning MIB browser", it already has a Trap Receiver built it.   It is a free down if you don't have it.

http://www.ireasoning.com/download.shtml

 

You would configure the Trap receiver to listen to any port available.  My example, I use port 163 because I have other SNMP services running on test server.  You can use any port you want.  Then click the start button

 

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You would then configure a threshold condition to send a trap to the IP address of the computer that the trap receiver is installed on.

 

TH-Setup.JPG

 

Then you can trigger your alert or wait for an event to occur normally.   When alert is triggered and snmp trap is sent, you will be able to review the  trap information in the receiver.  and see the field names and the values which could be used to adjust the trap receiver part of your EMS application.

 

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Re: Testing SNMP Traps out using a Trap Receiver

If you want to see what is sent from Prognosis when sending SNMP Traps Out to a 3rd party trap receiver or event management system (EMS).  Sometimes it can help to see what is being sent in a trap so you can make any adjustments on your EMS system to receive all the data fields you need

 

If you have the "iReasoning MIB browser", it already has a Trap Receiver built it.   It is a free down if you don't have it.

http://www.ireasoning.com/download.shtml

 

You would configure the Trap receiver to listen to any port available.  My example, I use port 163 because I have other SNMP services running on test server.  You can use any port you want.  Then click the start button

 

TR-Setup.JPG

 

You would then configure a threshold condition to send a trap to the IP address of the computer that the trap receiver is installed on.

 

TH-Setup.JPG

 

Then you can trigger your alert or wait for an event to occur normally.   When alert is triggered and snmp trap is sent, you will be able to review the  trap information in the receiver.  and see the field names and the values which could be used to adjust the trap receiver part of your EMS application.

 

rec-trap.JPG

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