I would like to see SolarWinds providing integration between the Syslog and SNMP traps and the web-based Alerting Engine. This could come into a variety of forms. For example, they could...
Under the Alert Actions tab, provide an option of Forwarding the Syslog/Trap to NPM Alerting Engine.
Re-work the Syslog and SNMP traps from the ground up and make them work just like the Alerting Engine -- including parsing of variables on these.
By the way, if they're going to tweak (or re-work) the Syslog and SNMP traps... They might as well also provide an option for SolarWinds to suppress (but not discard) Syslog and SNMP traps for any UNMANAGED nodes automatically. This has been a great source of complaints by our network and NOC teams and also headache for us (SolarWInds admins). I believe these upgrades are well overdue, especially in our day and age.
Lastly, perhaps others might have suggested the above as well. Yet, I could not find a post for the integration of Syslog and SNMP traps. Anyway, I'd very much appreciate your vote for this idea.
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