You add an SNMP Trap plug-in when you want to configure vRealize Operations Manager to log alerts on an existing SNMP Trap server in your environment.

About this task

You can provide filtering when you define a Notification using an SNMP Trap destination.

Prerequisites

Ensure that you have an SNMP Trap server configured in your environment, and that you know the IP address or host name, port number, and community that it uses.

Procedure

  1. In the menu, click Administration and then in the left pane, click Management.
  2. Click Outbound Settings and click the plus sign to add a plug-in.
  3. From the Plug-In Type drop-down menu, select SNMP Trap.

    The dialog box expands to include your SNMP trap settings.

  4. Type an Instance Name.
  5. Configure the SNMP trap settings appropriate to your environment.

    Option

    Description

    Destination Host

    IP address or fully qualified domain name of the SNMP management system to which you are sending alerts.

    Port

    Port used to connect to the SNMP management system. Default port is 162.

    Community

    Text string that allows access to the statistics. SNMP Community strings are used only by devices that support SNMPv3 protocol.

    Username

    Username to configure SNMP trap settings in your environment. If the username is specified, SNMPv3 is considered as the protocol by the plugin.

    If left blank, SNMPv2c is considered as the protocol by the plugin.

    Authentication Protocol

    Authentication algorithms available are SHA-224, SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512.

    Authentication Password

    Authentication password.

    Privacy Protocol

    Privacy algorithms available are AES192, AES2564.

    Privacy Password

    Privacy password.

  6. Click Save.

Results

This instance of the SNMP Trap plug-in is configured and running.

What to do next

When the plug-in is added, configure notifications for receiving the SNMP traps.