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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.

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How to configure the SNMP Trap Server

  • From the Explorer View, navigate to Options, then select SNMP Trap Server Properties. The SNMP Trap Server Properties View displays.
  • The SNMP Trap Server Properties View contains 3 tabs.

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.
  • Clicking Clear DNS Cache empties any prior DNS cached values.


  • Use the Add all new hosts check box to automatically add any SNMP device to the software when a SNMP trap is received from the device for the first time.
    Information Devices sending SNMP traps to Server Manager are automatically be added to the Explorer View under the Hosts/SNMP Devices node then the templates, such as SNMP Trap Consolidation automatically assigned. If you prefer to explicitly specify which SNMP devices can save traps to the Log Database, clear this option then manually add each SNMP device you want to support. Finally, assign the SNMP Trap Consolidation template to each new SNMP device or the Host Group where you added the SNMP devices.
  • 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.


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.
    Information To automaitically resolve OIDs using MIB files, see: SNMP


  • Choose or create new SNMP v2 Communities to listen and accept.
    SNMP Trap Server Properties View
    SNMP Trap Server Properties View

Related Topics

Adding Hosts




SNMP Browser

SNMP Device Connection Properties

SNMP Trap Actions

SNMP Trap Consolidation Template

SNMP Get Monitor Template

SNMP Trap Monitor Template