Configure SNMP Notification Directives

You can configure a unique notification directive to instruct the SNMP agents where to send traps. Keep in mind that you can only define one notification directive for each host ID / port combination. In addition, you can define the trap community to apply to the notification directives.

What Are Traps and Trap Communities?

Traps are asynchronous announcements of data changes that occur on a managed appliance. Rather than waiting for the next SNMP manager poll, the SNMP agents can send traps to notify the SNMP manager of data changes. Using the notification directive, you can define the host ID / port combination of the SNMP manager to which to send traps.

Traps are sent with the community string of a specific community. This community, which authenticates the communication, is referred to as the trap community. If you do not specify a trap community, then the default community will be used. We recommend that you do not use the well-known "public" community string.


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