Whenever it starts up, the trap exploder reads the trapd.conf file and an optional seed file in the following directory in the Service Assurance Manager installation area:


The trap exploder sets its configurations to the configuration settings in its trapd.conf file. It reads all of the uncommented parameters in the trapd.conf file, including the PORT parameter, which is set to 9000 by default.

The trap exploder uses the credentials in its seed file to authenticate and decrypt SNMPv3 traps received from SNMPv3-capable devices in the managed network. This seed file is separate from the seed file used by IP Availability Manager for discovery.