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How to configure PRTG SNMP TRAP



Hello, Well the thing is that I have PRTG Network Monitor sensing some devices and computers on my network, now I would like my PRTG to recieve SNMP Traps from these devices and send as a log of events or a syslog to my e-mail. So my question is: Is that possible?, and if that is possible how should I configure the PRTG Network Monitor and what do I need to configure on the devices..

I will appreciate your answers and help

Regards. Andrew

configurationpress--thernea prtg snmp trap

Created on May 9, 2011 5:43:16 PM

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Created on May 9, 2011 5:52:34 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

Last change on May 9, 2011 5:53:12 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



I Apologize, cause I'm new in PRTG, however the reason why I wrote is because there is no enough information, I reviewd very well the links you post ando aso manny other posts, but i cannot find the answer for my question.

If is not possible to do that with my PRTG Network Monitor, I will have to use another alternative.

So if you can help me!! I will be really thankfull with you.

Regards _____________ Andrew

Created on May 9, 2011 6:05:39 PM



PRTG can receive Traps, but we can't tell you how to configure your devices how to send traps. If then PRTG receives a trap, you can "forward" it as a Syslog message, by using a Change Trigger on the Trap Sensor, and using the %message placeholder to also forward the content of the trap.

Note: This only applies to PRTG versions prio 14.1.x!

Created on May 9, 2011 6:08:35 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

Last change on May 7, 2014 9:16:19 AM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



Thanks, I have a device sending traps, and its pointing to PRTG IP address, but how do I see if PRTG is receiving the traps how do I point my PRTG to the device that is sending the trap.

Thank u again

Created on May 10, 2011 5:33:07 PM



You see that PRTG receives the trap if your Trap Sensor in PRTG shows that.

Created on May 11, 2011 10:25:56 AM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



Thank you very much for all of your answers,

It seems like PRTG can not do what I need, I will have to look after other solution.


Created on May 11, 2011 2:47:13 PM

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