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Can an SNMP Trap be passed to powershell?



I've been researching this but couldn't find a clear answer.

What I would like to do is once a specific trap is received, pass that to powershell for some custom handling related to the message. It is possible to do this? If not, I guess I need to use a second SNMP Trap receiver that is capable of allowing me to run a custom script referencing the trap that was received?

powershell snmp trap

Created on Jun 2, 2020 6:43:58 PM

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Hi there,

you can create a notification which triggers a script to execute. In this way, you can execute a script if a certain trap was received.

Created on Jun 3, 2020 7:57:37 AM by  Moritz Heller [Paessler Support]



Can the content of the trap be passed to powershell? My goal is to receive traps with specific information and then update that database in a separate database from PRTG.

Created on Jun 3, 2020 7:01:47 PM



You can use a placeholder for example "%trapmessages" to forward the content of a trap message.

Created on Jun 4, 2020 1:33:01 PM by  Moritz Heller [Paessler Support]

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