Viewing Traps on a NetWare server.

  • 3582552
  • 14-Nov-2006
  • 30-Apr-2012

Environment


Novell NetWare
Novell ZENworks
SNMP

Situation

Viewing Traps on a NetWare server.

Resolution

Using SNMP you can record and view traps at a designated server, by doing the following:

LOAD SNMP VERBOSE CONTROL TRAP
This loads SNMP on the server and sets PUBLIC as the Trap community name string, but does not allow SNMP access to the server to anyone unless they have authenticated supervisor access. For more information on configuring SNMP access TID 2907814.

LOAD SNMPLOG
This loads SNMPLOG.NLM and creates the SYS:ETC\SNMP$LOG.BIN file. Once SNMPLOG.NLM is loaded, 'SET SNMP TRAP LOGGING' can be turned ON and OFF from MONITOR, SERVER PARAMETERS, COMMUNICATIONS or manually from the server console.

LOAD TCPCON
This will load TCPCON and allow the user to monitor traps received at the Server.

When the three NLMs have been loaded, choose DISPLAY LOCAL TRAPS under the AVAILABLE OPTIONS heading in TCPCON. You will now see traps formatted under the following headings:


Host Name: Trap Type: Timestamp:
FS-NAME TRAP DESCRIPTION / NUMBER TIME TRAP WAS RECEIVED


You can then delete the log when exiting out of the DISPLAY LOCAL TRAPS screen. The TCPCON.NLM does not have to be loaded for traps to be received, but it is necessary to view the traps. The SNMP$LOG.BIN file can only be viewed through TCPCON and should not be edited with DOS editors.

For expanded trap and server management, it is recommended that customers purchase Novell Server Management products. NetWare 6.5 SP3 or greater installs the full NetWare Server Management Agent (see KB 3753786, https://www.novell.com/support/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=3753786&sliceId=SAL_Public&dialogID=18398783&stateId=0%200%2018408426).

Additional Information


Formerly known as TID# 10051268

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