Enable SEM to receive SNMP traps by turning on the SNMP Trap Logging Service

Turn on the SNMP Trap Logging Service to enable SEM to receive SNMP traps from devices and applications on your network. SEM can correlate events sent as SNMP traps from devices that have a device-specific connector.

SEM can also correlate performance alerts sent as SNMP traps from the following SolarWinds solutions:

  • Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
  • Server & Application Monitor (SAM)
  • Virtualization Manager (VMan)

The SNMP Trap Logging Service must be enabled to correlate events sent by these SolarWinds products.

  • SEM receives SNMP traps on port 162.

  • The SNMP Trap Listening Service was renamed to the SNMP Trap Logging Service in SEM version 6.3.0.

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Complete the following steps to enable (or disable) the SNMP Trap Listening Service in SEM.

To enable or disable the SEM SNMP Trap Logging Service:

  1. Open the CMC command line. See Log in to the SEM CMC command line interface for steps.

  2. At the cmc> prompt type:

    service

  3. At the cmc::service> prompt type:

    snmp

    A prompt like the following appears:

    SNMP Trap Logging Service is DISABLED

    Would you like to ENABLE the SNMP Trap Logging Service? [Y/n]

    If the service is running, the prompt displays:

    SNMP Trap Logging Service is RUNNNING

    Would you like to STOP the SNMP Trap Logging Service? [Y/n]

  4. Type Y or n, and then press Enter.

    The SNMP Trap Logging Service is configured.

  5. Next, a prompt similar to the following appears:

    SNMP Request Service is DISABLED

    Would you like to ENABLE the SNMP Request Service? [Y/n]

    The SNMP Request Service is not the same as the SNMP Trap Logging Service:

    Type Y or n, and then press Enter.

    • If you enabled the SNMP Trap Logging Service, the following message appears:

      The SNMP Trap Logging Service is started.

    • If you disabled the SNMP Trap Logging Service, the following message appears:

      The SNMP Trap Logging Service is stopped.

  6. At the cmc::service> prompt, type exit.

  7. To log out and close the CMC command-line, type exit again.