SNMP traps are definitions of unsolicited notification messages that the BIG-IP alert system and the SNMP agent send to the SNMP manager when certain events occur on the BIG-IP system. Configuring SNMP traps on a BIG-IP system means configuring how the BIG-IP system handles traps, as well as setting the destination to which the notifications are sent.
The BIG-IP system stores SNMP traps in two specific files:
Perform these tasks to configure SNMP traps for certain events and set trap destinations.
You can configure the SNMP agent on the BIG-IP system to send, or refrain from sending, notifications to the traps destinations.
Specify the IP address of the SNMP manager in order for the BIG-IP system to send notifications.
Specify the destination SNMP manager to which the BIG-IP system sends notifications.
|Auth, No Privacy||Process SNMP messages using authentication but without encryption. When you use this value, you must also provide values for the Security Name, Authentication Protocol, and Authentication Password settings.|
|Auth and Privacy||Process SNMP messages using authentication and encryption. When you use this value, you must also provide values for the Security Name, Authentication Protocol, Authentication Password, Privacy Protocol, and Privacy Password settings.|
Pre-configured traps are stored in the /etc/alertd/alert.conf file. View these SNMP traps to understand the data that the SNMP manager can use.