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The SNMP trap protocol

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

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SNMPv1 (Simple Network Management Protocol) and SNMPv2c, along with the associated Management Information Base (MIB), let you to take advantage of trap-directed notification. When monitoring a large number of devices, where each device may have a large number of its own connected objects, it can become impractical to request information from every object on every device. Consider having each managed device notify the SolarWinds UDT SNMP Trap Server of any issues without solicitation. In this configuration, a problem device notifies the server by sending a message. This message is known as a trap of the event. After receiving the event, the Trap Viewer displays it, letting you to choose to take action or automatically trigger an action based on the nature of the event.

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