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How to Create an SNMP Trap Event Collection Rule in Operations Manager 2007

Updated: May 22, 2009

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007 R2, Operations Manager 2007 SP1

Use the following procedure to create a rule that will target the specified management group objects, such as Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Network Device, and collect SNMP trap events for the specified SNMP object identifiers. You can then display this data by creating an event view. For information about SNMP, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=71830.

To create an SNMP trap event collection rule in Operations Manager 2007

  1. Start the Operations Manager 2007 Create Rule Wizard.

    noteNote
    For information about starting the Create Rule Wizard, see How to Start the Create Rule Wizard in Operations Manager 2007.

  2. On the Select a Rule Type page, do the following:

    1. Expand Collection Rules, expand Event Based, and then click SNMP Trap (Event).

    2. Select a Management pack from the list , or click New to create a management pack with the Create a Management Pack Wizard.

      noteNote
      The rule will be added to the specified management pack; therefore, only unsealed management packs are listed. By default, when you create a management pack object, disable a rule or monitor, or create an override, Operations Manager saves the setting to the Default Management Pack. As a best practice, you should create a separate management pack for each sealed management pack you want to customize, rather than saving your customized settings to the Default Management Pack. For more information, see Default Management Pack.

    3. Click Next.

  3. On the Rule Name and Description page, do the following:

    1. Type the Rule name, such as Routers Trap Event Collection Rule.

    2. Optionally, type a Description for the rule.

    3. Click Select, select View all targets, click a target, such as SNMP Network Device, and then click OK.

      ImportantImportant
      The target must be the SNMP Network Device object type or an object type derived from it.

    4. Leave Rule is enabled selected to have the rule take affect at the completion of the wizard, or clear the check box to enable the rule at a later time, and click Next.

  4. On the Configure the trap OIDs to collect page, do the following:

    1. Click use discoverycommunity string if you have only one SNMP community. If you have more than one SNMP community in your network click Use custom community string, and then type the name of the SNMP community that you want to monitor.

    2. Click to place a cursor in the Object Identifier Properties section and type the object identifier (OID) of each property of the network devices that you want to collect trap from, or select All Traps to collect traps from all targeted objects in the community, and click Create.

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