Very often we get asked how to send SNMP Traps with OidView or Trap Manager. There are a couple of different ways.


Method 1: Build a trap.

From the SNMP MIB Browser: If the MIB is loaded, you can find the trap in the browser, then right-click on it in the tree and choose “Send SNMP TRAP”. If it is a NOTIFICATION-TYPE then chances are it will ask you for the index values. Then the SNMP Dialog will come up and you can modify the trap accordingly.

From the Trap Manager: Click “Build Trap” on the Navigation Bar. Use the SNMP Dialog to create your custom trap.

Method 2: Simulate using a trap log

Capture some traps with Trap Manager from your device, but make sure the “LOG” button is checked. Then, click “Replay Log” and choose the log that was just written. Point it at any NMS you wish by typing in the IP address in the “Destination Address” dialog box that will pop up.