You can set up vCenter Hyperic to receive and log SNMP messages from a remote network management system or other SNMP-capable system or device.

You can set alerts based on the received SNMP data to trigger notifications or other responses.

The process involves configuring the agent and the network system or device to communicate with each other, and creating a platform of type Network Device to represent the remote system or device.

When you configure a platform of type Network Device, you must specify connection information for a vCenter Hyperic agent running on an operating system in your environment - that agent will receive the SNMP data. The agent you designate must be able to receive traps.

This topic provides instructions for configuring the trap generator.

In vCenter Hyperic, remotely monitored resources are represented as a platform.

This topic provides information about dealing with configuration issues.