nsrtrap − snmp notification scheme for NetWorker messages


nsrtrap [ −c community ] [ −i version ] [ −t trap-type ] [ −s specific-type ] [ −v ] network_management_station


nsrtrap is a mechanism to send NetWorker notifications using the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) trap mechanism. A NetWorker administrator could create a custom NetWorker notification scheme based on nsrtrap by configuring the NetWorker events and priorities.

A NetWorker administrator could create notification schemes to receive messages on different network management consoles by configuring the events and priorities and specifying the desired network management station as the location to receive the trap messages.

To create a new SNMP notification, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Notifications window from the Customize menu.

2. Choose the Details option under the View menu.

3. Click on the Create button.

4. Enter the name of the new notification in the Name field.
5. In the Action field, enter the command nsrtrap along with the

network management station name to which the networker SNMP notification should be sent. For example:
/usr/sbin/nsrtrap -c networker SNMPhost
where SNMPhost is the hostname of the SNMP network management station.

6. Set the events and priorities desired.

7. Click on the Apply button.


−c community

The SNMP community string. This option allows you to specify the SNMP community that is authorized to receive traps from the NetWorker server. SNMP communities are configured on the SNMP server. This option defaults to "public".

−i version

The SNMP version. This option allows you to specify the SNMP version. The value 1 for SNMPv1 and the value 2 for SNMPv2. This options defaults to "2".

−s specific-type

This option is a generic setting that can be used to identify the type of trap the NetWorker server is sending. This option can be set to any integer value and may be used in conjunction with different SNMP notifications to distinguish different traps coming from the NetWorker server. For example, you can create multiple SNMP notifications: one for critical messages, another for warnings, and another for other events or priorities. You can then use the -s option to differentiate the various notifications so that the SNMP management software can determine which type of trap is being sent.

−t trap-type

One of the SNMP trap types[0-6]. The default is 6, the "enterprise-specific" trap type.


Sets the Output mode to verbose. In verbose mode, nsrtrap echoes the community, trap type, specific trap type, and the hostname or IP address to the command line.


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