Network Traps Test

This test reports the count of SNMP trap messages sent on account of errors in the transactions between the network devices.

Target of the test : Any host

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every server being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.


The host for which the test is to be configured.


The port at which the application listens.


Specify a comma-separated list of IP addresses or address patterns of the hosts sending the traps. For example,,192.168.10.*. A leading '*' signifies any number of leading characters, while a trailing '*' signifies any number of trailing characters.


Provide a comma-separated list of OID and value pairs returned by the traps. The values are to be expressed in the form, DisplayName:OID-OIDValue. For example, assume that the following OIDs are to be considered by this test: . and . The values of these OIDs are as given hereunder:

OID Value





In this case the oidvalue parameter can be configured as Trap1:.,Trap2:., where Trap1 and Trap2 are the display names that appear as descriptors of this test in the monitor interface.

The test considers a configured OID for monitoring only when the actual value of the OID matches with its configured value. For instance, in the example above, if the value of OID . is found to be Host and not Host_system, then the test ignores OID . while monitoring.

An * can be used in the OID/value patterns to denote any number of leading or trailing characters (as the case may be). For example, to monitor all the OIDs that return values which begin with the letter 'F', set this parameter to Failed:*-F*.


Selecting the True option against ShowOID will ensure that the detailed diagnosis of this test shows the OID strings along with their corresponding values. If you select False, then the values alone will appear in the detailed diagnosis page, and not the OIDs.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise suite embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

SNMP traps received

Indicates the number of trap messages sent since the last measurement period.


The detailed diagnosis of this measure, if enabled, provides the host from which an SNMP trap originated, the time at which the trap was sent, and the details of the trap.