This section describes how to create an SNMP notification action.

You can define an SNMP notification to be performed as a step in an escalation if the vCenter Hyperic server is configured for your NMS.

The trap or inform sent when the escalation step is performed contains three variable bindings:

sysUptimeOID.0 - No configuration is required for this binding.

snmpTrapOID.0 - This binding is configured on the HQ Server settings page. You can customize this variable for a specific action.

A variable binding for the alert data specified in snmp_trap.gsp, a Groovy Server Page template that returns the alert definition name and the "short reason" for firing. This template can be customized, as desired. Tailoring Alert Notification Templates.

any additional variable bindings you define.

To configure an SNMP notification as an escalation step:


After selecting the "SNMP Notification" action type, enter the following details:


In the IP Address field, enter the address and port of the target SNMP server.


In the Use Default SNMP Trap OID field,

Select the checkbox to use the default.

Clear the checkbox to specify a different SNMP Trap OID.


In the Notification Mechanism field, select a notification type to send.


In the OID field, enter the OID of the notification that will contain the alert details specified in the in snmp_trap.gsp, template.


To add additional variable bindings, click Add Another Variable Binding and enter

OID - Enter an additional OID to include in the notification.

Value - Enter a value for the OID. You can enter plain text, or an alert variable.


Select Then continue if you want the next step in the escalation to occur immediately after the current one. To specify a delay before the next step is performed, select an interval from the pulldown. The intervals range from 5 minutes to 24 hours.


Click Save.


Repeat this procedure to add another step to the escalation.