Before this notifier will work, you must set values for the destinations. The other parameters may remain unchanged. SNMP Trap Notifier Adapter parameters and descriptions describes the parameters for the SNMP Trap Notifier Adapter. “Specifying subscriptions in the configuration file” on page 21 contains additional information on changing the subscriptions for this notifier.

Table 1. SNMP Trap Notifier Adapter parameters and descriptions




Default name of the VMware Manager to connect to.

The default is INCHARGE-SA.


Time that an event must remain active before the notifier sends a notification.

This parameter is used only if the notifier is subscribed to a Domain Manager.

If the notifier is subscribed to a Global Manager, this parameter is not applicable and the value is 0 seconds.

The default is 0 seconds.


Threshold above which notifications are sent. Any notification with a certainty below the threshold is discarded. This value must be a number between 0.0 and 1.0. Service Assurance uses the value from the NotificationList definition.

The default is a certainty of 0.01.


Time interval the notifier should wait after it connects to the VMware Manager before accepting events.

The default is 0 seconds.


Table of destinations for the SNMP traps.

Each row consists of three different values: hostname or IP address, port number, and SNMP version. The values are separated by commas. Surround each row with curly braces. Each row is also separated from the next by a comma. Also, surround the complete set of rows with curly braces.

The format for the destinations parameter is:

Destinations = { {"host_or_IP", port_number, "SNMP_Version"}

You need to surround each single destination with a pair of curly braces and the entire set of destinations with another pair of curly braces. Even for a single destination, you must use both pairs of braces. For multiple destinations, separate each destination with a comma.

Surround the hostname or IP address with quotation marks.

Valid values for SNMP_Version are V1 and V2C. You must use uppercase letters and quotation marks.

An example of destinations:

Destinations = { {"localhost", 162, "V1"},
               {"other-host", 30162, "V2C"}

Appendix A, Customizing a Notification Adapter, contains additional information on customizing a notification adapter.