This section is only applicable if the SNMP Trap Adapter configured as a trap exploder is to process SNMPv3 traps.
To enable the trap exploder to process SNMPv3 traps, the procedure consists of placing a copy of an IP Availability Manager seed file in the BASEDIR/smarts/local/conf/trapd directory in the Service Assurance Manager installation area.
It is assumed that you have already created a seed file for IP Availability Manager discovery purposes. Typically, you create a seed file by using the sm_edit utility to open and add seed entries to a template file named seedfile, located in the BASEDIR/smarts/conf directory in the IP Manager installation area. The VMware Smart Assurance IP Management Suite Discovery Guide describes seed entry syntax and includes instructions for creating seed files.
The topology manager uses the seed entries and their credentials to contact the seed systems during discovery, and the trap exploder uses the entries and their credentials to verify and decrypt SNMPv3 trap messages received from SNMPv3-capable seed systems once they are discovered.
To enable the trap exploder to process SNMPv3 traps:
Copy the seed file from the IP Manager installation area (for example, it is typically located in the /opt/InCharge7/IP/smarts/local/conf/discovery directory) to the BASEDIR/smarts/local/conf/trapd directory in the Service Assurance Manager installation area.
The seed file name must match the name specified in the --seed option of the trap exploder sm_service install command.
If the service for the trap exploder was created without the --seed option, you need to manually install the service with the option and restart the trap exploder. “Start the trap exploder” on page 114 describes the trap exploder sm_service install command.
If the trap exploder was running before you copied the seed file, restart the trap exploder as described in “Start the trap exploder” on page 114.