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Sending Traps on the Northbound Interface

 

The PSM northbound interface refers to communications between PSM and a higher level network management system, such as from the PSM server to a network management system in the NOC.

You can add trap receivers to transmit traps northbound from the PSM server. To limit the information that is forwarded, you can specify filtering parameters, such as Date Raised, Severity, and Service Affecting for each trap receiver.

When the PSM server receives an NE trap, PSM maps the NE trap information into a PSM trap before sending the resulting PSM trap to northbound trap receivers. This mapping is described in the PSM MIB (bti-psm.my). The northbound NMS must be able to parse the resulting PSM trap.

Note

The OID of the northbound trap is the BTI-PSM-MIB::notificationAlarms OID.

Adding a Trap Receiver for Alarms

  1. From the Edit menu, choose Trap Receivers.
  2. On the Trap Receivers tab, right-click Right-Click to Add, and then click Add Trap Receiver.

  3. In the New Trap Receiver dialog, specify the following settings:
    • IP Address

    • Port

    • Community

  4. Optionally, choose values from the Filters drop-down lists to limit (filter) the information that is forwarded. Information can be filtered according to one or more of the following alarm-related parameters:
    • Alarm Description

    • IP Address

    • Source

    • Time Raised

    • Time Cleared

    • Severity

    • Service Affecting

    • Acknowledged

    • System Name

    • Domain Name

    • User Assigned

    • Category

    • Condition Type

  5. Click Apply.

    The trap receiver appears in the list on the Trap Receivers tab.

  6. Repeat 2 to 5 for each trap receiver to be added.

Modifying a Trap Receiver for Alarms

  1. From the Edit menu, choose Trap Receivers.
  2. On the Trap Receivers tab, right-click a trap-receiver, and then click Edit Trap Receiver.

  3. In the Edit Trap Receiver dialog, modify settings as required, and then click Apply.

    The modifications are applied and the Edit Trap Receiver dialog closes.

  4. Repeat 2 and 3 for each trap receiver to be modified.

Deleting a Trap Receiver for Alarms

  1. From the Edit menu, choose Trap Receivers.
  2. On the Trap Receivers tab, right-click a trap receiver, and then click Delete Trap Receiver.

  3. In the confirmation dialog, click OK.

    The trap receiver is removed from the list on the Trap Receivers tab.

  4. Repeat 2 and 3 for each trap receiver to be deleted.