The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Trap Adapter (Receiver) collects and parses SNMP traps and generates notifications to the Global Manager based on the contents of the traps. The Trap Adapter can receive SNMP v1, v2c, or v3 traps. However, it forwards only v1 or v2c traps. If SNMPv3 traps are received, they are converted to one of the other formats before being sent to a Domain Manager or to another trap receiver.
Two deployment scenarios are possible. The VMware Smart Assurance Service Assurance Manager Deployment Guide provides more information.