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SNMP Trap Server Settings

Server Manager contains an internal SNMP server. The SNMP server can be used to receive and forward traps from both computers and devices such as switches, routers, firewalls, and Unix and Linux servers. By default, when a trap is received from a device, the Server Manager automatically adds the device's IP or hostname to the Explorer view and if Trap Consolidation is enabled, the trap saved to the Primary Data Provider.

Use the SNMP Trap Server properties page to:

  • Configure SNMP Trap consolidation options.
  • Configure the SNMP Trap monitor.
  • Configure the SNMP Trap server.

To configure SNMP Trap Server Properties

  • From the Explorer View, navigate to Options, then select SNMP Trap Server Properties. The SNMP Trap Server Properties View displays.

SNMP Trap Server

  • Check the Enabled check box to enable the SNMP Trap Server.
  • Use the Port text box to specify the port. The default value is 162.
  • Use the Bind address text box to specify the local address to Bind the SNMP Trap Server. The default is which binds to all local IP addresses.
  • Check the Enable DNS lookup check box to perform a DNS lookup on the deviceďż˝s IP address.
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  • Use the Host identification method drop-down to select how you would like connecting hosts to be identified.
    DNS LookupThe server uses DNS to resolve the hostname.
    DNS and FQDN LookupThe server uses DNS and Active Directory to resolve the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN).
    Remote IP AddressThe server uses the IP address.
  • Clicking Clear DNS Cache empties any prior DNS cached values.

Object Identifier Aliases

  • Choose or create new Object Identifier Aliases with unique OIDs so Server Manager can display the friendly name in the Management Console and triggered Actions rather than the OID.


  • Choose or create new Communities to listen and accept. The default list contains both public and private.

SNMP Trap Consolidation

  • Check the Save SNMP traps from all sources check box to save all received SNMP Traps to the Primary Data Provider.
    Information Save SNMP traps from all sources is the default. Devices sending SNMP traps to Server Manager will automatically be added to the Explorer view under the Hosts/SNMP trap Devices node then the SNMP trap template assigned. If you prefer to explicitly specify which SNMP trap devices can save messages to the Log Repository clear this option then manually add each SNMP trap device you want to support. Finally, assign the SNMP trap template to each new SNMP trap device or the Host Group where you added the SNMP trap devices.
  • Under the SNMP trap consolidation template choose or create a new template for SNMP trap consolidation.

SNMP Trap Monitor

  • Check the Trigger SNMP traps from all sources check box to trigger Server Manager Actions each time a SNMP trap is received.
  • Under the SNMP trap monitor template choose or create a new SNMP Trap Monitor Template that will be used to execute Trigger Actions.

  • Click Save to save your changes.
  • Click Close to close the view.

Related Topics

SNMP Trap Consolidation Template

SNMP Trap Monitor Template

SNMP Get Monitor Template

SNMP Trap Actions