The Service Assurance Manager Adapter Platform User Guide describes the operation of an SNMP Trap Adapter that is configured as a trap receiver. The operation is based on the parameter settings in the trap_mgr.conf file that is located 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 that are received from the trap exploder, and to generate notifications, through the Adapter Platform, for input to the Global Manager. The trap receiver uses the parsing rules in the trap_mgr.conf file to map traps into the data fields of notifications.