You can set a policy to continuously listen for traps from an SNMP device that is already registered in the plug-in inventory.


  • Verify that you are logged in to the vRealize Orchestrator Client as an administrator.
  • Verify that you have a connection to an SNMP device from the Inventory view.


  1. In the vRealize Orchestrator Client, navigate to Library > Policies.
  2. Open the SNMP Trap policy template and click Run.
  3. Enter a name for the policy that you want to create.
  4. (Optional) Enter a description for the policy.
  5. Select an SNMP device for which to set the policy.
  6. Click Run to create the policy.
    The vRealize Orchestrator Client switches to Run perspective.
  7. On the Policies view, right-click the policy that you created and select Start policy.


The trap policy starts to listen for SNMP traps.

What to do next

You can edit the SNMP Trap policy.