The VMware Smart Assurance Service Assurance Manager Adapter Platform User Guide describes the operation of a SNMP Trap Adapter that is configured as a trap receiver. The operation is based on the parameter settings in the trap_mgr.conf file in the BASEDIR/smarts/conf/icoi directory in the Service Assurance Manager installation area.

The purpose of the trap receiver is to collect and parse informational traps received from the trap exploder, and to generate VMware Smart Assurance notifications, through the Adapter Platform, for input to the Global Manager. Through the Global Console, administrators and operators view and acknowledge the trap notifications.