Handling SNMP Traps Using eG Enterprise

SNMP traps are used to asynchronously send real-time network error messages for any object registered on the network to an SNMP Manager.

Whenever an SNMP agent detects an error in an SNMP-enabled network device / application, it sends SNMP traps with the error information to a daemon process known as the SNMP Trap Receiver (Snmptrapd). In the eG Enterprise system, the external agent includes an optional SNMP trap receiver that can log traps it receives into a log file which can be parsed/interpreted by the external agent.

This chapter explains the pre-requisites and procedures for setting up SNMP trap daemon on Linux, Solaris, and Windows systems, and also discusses how the eG agents integrate with the Snmptrapd to retrieve critical performance metrics.