Posts Tagged ‘Trap Manager’

How To: Forward SNMP Traps to multiple hosts with OidView/TMS

July 29th, 2009

Sometimes you will need to forward a trap to multiple hosts. This is very easy to do with Trap Manager. You can configure it through the OidView UI.

You can do this on a global or a per-filter level.

Global Forwarding (forward all traps that come in):

1. Start OidView and make sure it is connected to Trap Manager Service (TMS) by looking at the lower right hand corner for the green light.

2. Once OidView is connected go to Tools -> Options -> Trap Manager -> Forwarding -> Forward IP Address or Hostname. Specify the hosts using IP addresses or hostnames, with “,” in between each one.3. Then, to turn on forwarding, MAKE SURE the “Forward Traps” option is checked!

Per Filter Forwarding (forward traps that match a certain filter):

1. Right-click on the Trap, and click “Modify Filter”.

2. Once in the filter, click the “Forwarding” checkbox, and click the button to enter the hosts.

3. Enter up to four hosts to forward the trap to.

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How To: Enable Debugging for Trap Manager

October 5th, 2008

Sometimes we will need to get a log file to determine what is going on with Trap Manager. Since this is a windows application, we will need to modify a windows environment variable in order to activate the debugging process. To learn how to create environment variables, please see the “How To” post for environment variables or

1. Create the following environment variables

In the Environment variables section, create the following SYSTEM variables with the following values:


Remember with Trap Manager you must create SYSTEM variables, not USER because the Trap Manager process runs as a windows service and assumes the system role.

2. Restart the Computer

Remember with Trap Manager that you must restart the computer, so when the service restarts it will be able to come up in debug mode. Only then does it take effect. Now, make the problem happen. At this point, a log should have been created in the OidView main directory, named trapmanager.debug.log.

3. Turn off debugging

To turn off debugging, simply remove the variables that you created or set the values to OFF and 0, respectively.


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