12. SNMP Traps
SNMP is an acronym for "Simple Network Management Protocol". The SNMP Trap
function allows the RSM-8R4 to send Alarm Notification messages to two different SNMP
managers, each time one of the Alarms discussed in Section 7 is triggered.
• The SNMP feature cannot be configured via the SNMP Manager.
• SNMP reading ability is limited to the System Group.
• The SNMP feature includes the ability to be polled by an SNMP Manager.
• Once SNMP Trap Parameters have been defined, SNMP Traps will be
sent each time an Alarm is triggered. For more information on Alarm
Configuration, please refer to Section 7.
To configure the SNMP Trap function, proceed as follows:
1. Access command mode using an account that permits Administrator level
2. SNMP Trap Parameters: Access the SNMP Trap Parameters Menu as described in
Section 5.9.7. Set the following:
a) SNMP Managers 1 and 2: The address(es) that will receive SNMP Traps
that are generated by one of the Alarms discussed in Section 7. Consult
your network administrator to determine the IP address(es) for the SNMP
Manager(s), then use the Network Parameters menu to set the IP address
for each SNMP Manager. Note that it is not necessary to define both SNMP
Note: To enable the SNMP Trap feature, you must define at least one SNMP
Manager. SNMP Traps are automatically enabled when at least one SNMP
Manager has been defined.
b) Trap Community: Consult your network administrator, and then use the
Network Parameters menus to set the Trap Community.
Once SNMP Trap Parameters have been defined, the RSM-8R4 will send an SNMP Trap
each time an alarm is triggered.