Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Trap Forwarding

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) traps are generated in response to changes in the status of sensors and other monitored parameters on a managed device. To correctly forward these traps, you must configure an SNMP trap destination, defined either by IP address or host name. For information about forwarding SNMPv1 and SNMP v2 traps in both the original format and OMEssentials format, see Forwarding Alerts Use Case Scenarios .

For example, you may want to use trap forwarding if you are in a multi-tiered enterprise environment using OpenManage Essentials to create associations and forward traps to the enterprise manager.

If the trap is being processed locally and then forwarded to the destination or it is just forwarded to the destination.

Use this window to specify the parameters for configuring trap forwarding.

Table 1. Trap Forwarding. The following table describes the fields displayed in the trap forwarding tab.
Field Description


Provide the IP address or host name for the system that is hosting the enterprise management application.


Provide the SNMP community to which the destination IP address or host name belongs.

Forward Trap in Original Format

Select this check box to forward the trap in the same format received by OpenManage Essentials.

Test Action

Forwards a test trap to the specified destination using the specified community string.

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