SNMP traps

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a set of protocols for monitoring systems and devices in complex networks. Information about managed devices is defined and stored in a Management Information Base (MIB).

An SNMP trap is a message which is initiated by a network element (the advanced management module) and sent to the network management system (SNMP user). You can configure SNMP agents and traps, and you can determine where those traps are sent.

Note: If you plan to configure Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) traps on the management module, you might need to install and compile the management information base (MIB) on your SNMP manager. The MIB supports SNMP traps. The MIB is included in the management-module firmware update package from IBM® BladeCenter® software and device drivers.
The following example shows an example of an SNMP alert.
Note: In SNMP alerts, the event identifier is displayed as a decimal (spTrapEvtname). You will need to convert that decimal number into a hexadecimal number to map it to the event identifier for the event displayed in Messages.
Figure 1. Example of an SNMP alert
                  Binding #1: spTrapDateTime *** (octets) Date(m/d/y)=08/11/08, Time(h:m:s)=12:56:00
Binding #2: spTrapAppId *** (octets) BladeCenter Advanced Management Module 
Binding #3: spTrapSpTxtId *** (octets) test_board
Binding #4: spTrapSysUuid *** (octets) 07A3284990D2893F40224195720A145
Binding #5: spTrapSysSern *** (octets) (zero-length)
Binding #6: spTrapAppType *** (int32) 7
Binding #7: spTrapPriority *** (int32) 2
Binding #8: spTrapMsgText *** (octets) Event log full
Binding #9: spTrapHostContact *** (octets) No Contact Configured 
Binding #10: spTrapHostLocation *** (octets) No Location Configured 
Binding #11: spTrapBladeName *** (octets) (zero-length)
Binding #12: spTrapBladeSern *** (octets) (zero-length)
Binding #13: spTrapBladeUuid *** (octets) (zero-length)
Binding #14: spTrapEvtName *** (gauge32) 107
Binding #15: spTrapSourceId *** (octets) SERVPROC
Binding #16: spTrapCallHomeFlag *** (gauge32) 0
Binding #17: spTrapSysIPAddress *** (octets)
Binding #18: spTrapSysMachineModel *** (octets) (zero-length)
Binding #19: spTrapBladeMachineModel *** (octets) (zero-length)

For more information about configuring SNMP from the advanced management module Web interface, see the Advanced Management Module User’s Guide. For more information about configuring SNMP from the advanced management module command-line interface (CLI), see the Advanced Management Command-Line Interface Reference Guide.