What is and how do I configure SNMP Trap Notification in SilkCentral?



What is and how do I configure SNMP Trap Notification in SilkCentral?



What is and how do I configure SNMP Trap Notification in SilkCentral?



You would want to configure SNMP Trap Notification so that you can have reports sent to you with results from your application

You may configure SilkCentral to notify you via a Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Version 2 trap message. You must already have this software installed and configured on a computer in your LAN to use this service and to view data via the third-party software. This type of notification can be used for transferring alarms directly into your existing system management tool.

You may configure this only if you have system administrator privileges.

Procedure to configure access to SNMP trap messaging:




  1. On the SilkCentral Administration/System page, select the Notification tab.


  2. Click the SNMP trap tab.

    On this page you are asked to specify the SNMP trap destination hostname or IP-address, the Port number, and the Community.


    • The SNMP trap destination hostname or IP address is the name of the computer or the IP-address to which messages are sent (i.e., where your SNMP database is located).


    • The Port number is the number of the port you have configured in the SNMP trap software through which you will receive the message. You may use the default port number "162" as specified in the GUI as it is the standard port for SNMP trap messages.


    • The SNMP Community string is like a user ID or password that allows access to a router"s or other device"s statistics. Most equipment ships from the factory with the read-only community string of public. It is standard practice for network managers to change all community strings so that outsiders cannot see information about the internal network. If you need more information on the communities used in your organization, please consult your network administrator.



  3. To confirm that the configuration has been successful, click Check and verify if the message has arrived in your SNMP database.

    If you receive an error message, review your SNMP trap settings. Make sure that the SNMP software is installed and running on the host you specified and that the community string is available for use.


  4. Once you receive confirmation that the SNMP trap has been sent, click Save. SNMP trap notification is now ready for use.



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