3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 5, 2008 5:35 AM by Ciag

    Trap Alerts

    mdriscoll

      Is it possible to generate an alert based on text contained in the Trap Details field in the Trap Viewer?

        • Re: Trap Alerts
          Ciag

          What exactly is the text you are looking to base the alert on?

            • Re: Trap Alerts
              mdriscoll

              I'm interested in getting an alert when a couple of my switches generate a trap indicating that a port is being blocked by LACP. The particular trap is:


              sysUpTime=2796040285
              snmpTrapOID=HP-ICF-OID:hpSwitchJ4903A.0.2
              eventDescription.434=I 10/18/08 11:09:38 ports: port 1 is Blocked by LACP
              experimental.1057.1=192.168.*.*
              snmpTrapEnterprise=HP-ICF-OID:hpSwitchJ4903A


               Ideally the alert would fire when Orion sees the text "port x is Blocked by LACP" where x is the port number.

                • Re: Trap Alerts
                  Ciag

                  Apologies for taking so long to reply. I can't find a way of transforming a trap into an alert however.


                  There are 2 possible alternatives that may/may not be suitable.


                  1. If you go to the trap viewer application on your Orion server, Open it, click > View >Alerts/Filter rules


                  Once there look in the top tabs and select > Alerts/Filter rules > Add rule


                  here you can define conditions ie. 'Message description' and more importantly "Alert Actions"


                  Click alert actions and select add action. You will then be presented with a list of actions you can setup as a result of a trap message meeting your message description criteria.


                  It doesn't give the option to send an alert but there might be some other useful options for you.


                  The 2nd option is a long shot as I'm not familiar with LACP, but if you could find a MIB that can be polled to check the status of whether LACP has been blocked on a device/interface then you could create an alert based on the results of the Custom poller.


                  This might not be possible but it would definitely give you the results you are looking for.


                  Hope this helps. If you've any further questions feel free.