This section provides instructions for enabling the vRealize Hyperic agent to receive traps from a network device and to log events for traps it receives. This step is optional.

About this task

On the network device:

Prerequisites

To enable the vRealize Hyperic agent to receive traps, add the following line to its agent.properties file.

snmpTrapReceiver.listenAddress=udp:0.0.0.0/1620

See Privileges Required for Default SNMP Port.

Procedure

  1. Verify that traps are enabled on the Network Device.
  2. Set up the vRealize Hyperic agent as a trap destination on the network device, supplying the Hyperic agent's IP address and the SNMP port configured for the agent in step one.
  3. In the Monitoring section of the the Configuration Properties page for the network device in vRealize Hyperic, check the Enable Log Tracking option.
  4. In the Track Event Log Level pulldown, select the severity-level threshold to limit tracking to traps with that level or higher.
    • Error - To track traps whose SNMP level is "Error" or higher. (Traps with SNMP severity level "Error", "Critical", "Alert", or "Emergency" will be tracked).

    • Warn - To track traps whose SNMP level is "Warning" or higher. (Traps with SNMP severity level "Warning", "Error", "Critical", "Alert", or "Emergency" will be tracked).

    • Info - To track traps whose SNMP level is "Informational" or higher. (Traps with SNMP severity level "Informational", "Warning", "Error", "Critical", "Alert", or "Emergency" will be tracked).

    • Debug - "Debug" to track all traps received, regardless of severity.

  5. Enter a regular expression in Log Pattern Match to further filter the traps tracked to those that match the expression.
  6. Enter a regular expression in Log Pattern Exclude to further filter the traps tracked to exclude those that match the expression.
  7. Click OK.