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SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor: Deployment and Administration by Justin Brant

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Utilizing SNMP traps

SNMP traps are beneficial for choosing a specific node event type, and then consolidating it within the Traps page of the Orion web console and the Orion Trap Viewer application. SNMP traps authorize nodes to send specified events immediately when they occur without waiting for SolarWinds SAM to reach out and poll the node. This can help save bandwidth and ensure that SolarWinds SAM is not flooded with uninformative information.

This section will cover the basic mechanisms behind SNMP and how to empower Windows servers and Cisco devices to utilize SNMP traps, and will conclude with examples of how to test and then review triggered traps.

Understanding SNMP functionality

SNMP exchanges messages between SolarWinds SAM and SNMP ...

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