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Monitoring SNMP traps

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Created by Steven Bansil_ret, last modified by Steven Bansil_ret on Feb 01, 2017

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SNMP traps signal the occurrence of significant events by sending unsolicited SNMP messages to a monitoring device. The SolarWinds Trap Server listens for incoming trap messages on UDP port 162, and then decodes, displays, and stores the messages in the SolarWinds UDT database. The SolarWinds Trap Service gives SolarWinds UDT the ability to receive and process SNMP traps from any type of monitored network device, and, because the SolarWinds Trap Service is multi-threaded, it can handle large numbers of simultaneously incoming traps.

You can view SNMP traps in the Trap Viewer application. The Trap Viewer application is where you can configure trap-specific alerts, view and search traps, and apply powerful trap filtering.

When configuring devices to send SNMP traps, confirm that traps are sent to the IP address assigned to the SolarWinds UDT server. To ensure proper configuration, refer to the documentation supplied by the vendor of your devices.

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