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NPM 12.2 Message Center Trap View

After upgrading to NPM 12.2 from 12.0.1, I've noticed a change to the way traps are displayed on the Message Center page.  Before 12.2, the Message Center page displays all of a trap's data on one line, now it appears each piece of trap data is displayed on a separate line.  This is real pain because the multiple lines hog up valuable screen space when using Message Center.  The 12.2 Traps page still displays traps the way Message Center used to before 12.2.  I see no value in the way 12.2 Message Center is displaying the traps.  I would consider this a bug but can anyone see a beneficial purpose for the change?

Under NPM 12.2 Message Center page.  Notice the multiple lines.

12-2_MessageCenterTrapView.JPG

Under NPM 12.2 Traps page

12-2_TrapsPageTrapView.JPG

I hope somebody from Solarwinds can respond with an official answer.  Thanks in advance for any feedback.

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It's giving you the full trap details, just as you would get from a Trap Alert; instead of the single line that used to be there.

It is more information, in some cases (depending on the device) it may have some useful details. I would suspect this is the precursor to the trap alerts being moved to the web UI and you should see the Trap Viewer app on the Primary Engine start moving to EOL. Just one guy's thoughts.

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I remembered about the Solarwinds demo system so I checked there.  Sadly the Message Center trap display is the same there too.

From http://oriondemo.solarwinds.com/orion/netperfmon/orionmessages.aspx

SolarwindsDemoTrapDisplay.JPG

From http://oriondemo.solarwinds.com/orion/netperfmon/traps.aspx

SolarwindsDemoTrapsPageTrapDisplay.JPG

I think I'll put in a feature request to revert back to the summarized trap view in Message Center unless I hear something that convinces me not too.

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