SNMP Trap Processing

SNMP traps are notifications generated and sent by the SNMP agent in a device and received by a network management system (NMS), like Site24x7, whenever an event like a change of state, or an anomaly is detected on the device. A crucial component of the SNMP protocol, SNMP traps facilitate real-time monitoring, and help identify critical events and errors swiftly.

Manage your networks effectively with Site24x7's SNMP Trap Processing feature, which sends instant alerts to admins and displays consolidated data on a single dashboard.

How SNMP traps work: SNMP trap processing

Traps are commands initiated by the agent to notify the SNMP manager when any event occurs in a network. SNMP trap processing includes receiving and processing event messages generated by devices on an NMS like Site24x7, which is a trap receiver. Site24x7 collates the SNMP messages, alerts the admins, and displays the data on a dashboard for further analysis.

Track network anomalies from a single dashboard

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Monitor SNMP traps comprehensively from the cloud

Site24x7's cloud-based network monitoring system helps process and analyze traps received from devices. The data obtained from traps is presented in an understandable format on the dashboard so admins can easily track what's happening in their networks.

Site24x7 offers cloud-first SNMP trap processing with options to view all this information about your traps:

  • Trap name
  • Trap OID
  • SNMP version
  • Status
  • Message
  • Description
  • Downtime
  • Duration

Track and manage network device problems

Receive alerts for any trap defined in your SNMP management information base. Here are some common instances where traps are generated:

  • A router or wireless device loses connectivity due to a loss in power supply.
  • A switch loses connection on a particular interface.
  • A firewall detects a security breach.
  • The load in a load balancer exceeds its capacity.
  • A printer runs out of toner or encounters an error.
  • A WAN accelerator experiences a frequency disruption.
  • The uninterruptible power supply (UPS) battery is low.
  • A storage device's capacity is full.
  • A VPN tunnel goes down

Troubleshoot network issues quickly

Trap Consolidation

Raw, encoded messages sent from SNMP devices are received, processed, and presented in readable formats for better understanding. View traps from multiple devices and locations in one place.

Network Management

Avoid network outages with threshold-based trap alerts. Correlate different trap messages with device performance using Site24x7 Network Monitoring.

Real-time Alerts

Receive processed alerts via email, SMS, push notification, and other third-party applications whenever a device generates a trap. Site24x7 can process up to 300 traps per second.

How does Site24x7 process SNMP traps from network devices?

What happens when a firewall detects a security breach attempt or a VPN tunnel goes down? Or if any of the other network device problems mentioned above occur? Here's how SNMP trap processing works:

  • The device status changes to trouble.
  • Immediately, a trap message is sent to Site24x7 On-Premise Poller.
  • On-Premise Poller receives the input and sends the data to Site24x7's cloud servers.
  • Site24x7 collates the data, presents it on the dashboard, and alerts admins in their preferred channel.
Processing traps with Site24x7

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