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    Configuring SNMP Trap Groups (NSM Procedure)

    You can create and name a group of one or more types of SNMP traps and then define which systems receive the group of SNMP traps. The trap group must be configured for SNMP traps to be sent. The trap group name can be any string and is embedded in the community name field of the trap. To configure your own trap group port, use the Destination Port option. The default destination port is port 162. For each trap group that you define, specify:

    • At least one system as the recipient of the SNMP traps in the trap group
    • The types of traps the trap group can receive
    • Routing instance used by the trap group

    To configure trap groups in NSM:

    1. In the navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
    2. In the Devices list, double-click the device to select it.
    3. Click the Configuration tab.
    4. In the configuration tree, expand SNMP.
    5. Select Trap Group.
    6. Select the Enable Feature check box.
    7. Enter the parameters as specified in Table 1.
    8. Click one:
      • OK—To save the changes.
      • Cancel—To cancel the modifications.
      • Apply—To apply the SNMP settings.

    Table 1: Configuring SNMP Trap Group Fields



    Your Action


    Specifies a name for the trap group.

    Enter a name for the trap group.


    Specifies the version number of the SNMP trap group.

    Select the version number for the SNMP trap group from the list.

    Destination Port

    Specifies the SNMP trap group port number.

    Enter a trap group port number.

    Routing Instance

    Specifies a routing instance for trap targets.

    Enter the name of the routing instance.


    Defines the types of traps that are sent to the targets of the named trap group.

    1. Expand the trap-group tree and select Categories.
    2. Select the trap type.

      Note: If you do not configure categories, all trap types are included in trap notifications.

    3. On routers, choose an Otn Alarm and a Sonet Alarm for your trap category.


    Specifies the IPv4 or IPv6 address of the systems to receive traps.

    1. Expand the trap-group tree and select Targets.
    2. Click the New button or select an OID and click the Edit button.
    3. Enter the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the system (do not enter hostnames).

    Published: 2013-01-06