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Best Practice for SNMP Trap Destination

Posted on 2007-07-24
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
windows server 2003 R2 enterprise

what is the best practice for SNMP Service trap destination?

i am going to install Dell's IT Assistant, and part of the features require SNMP traps.  i want to configure the SNMP traps, but i am not sure what location is best as the trap destination.

Question by:zephyr_hex (Megan)
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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You're going to use the local IP address, but more than just destination you have other considerations regarding SNMP Security that should be taken.  

See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324263 and http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324261 for a good overview.

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by:zephyr_hex (Megan)
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yes, i have done the security part.

i just wasn't sure about the trap destination.

i plan to run IT Assistant from another computer.  i have that computer set up in the SNMP of this new server.  IT Assistant will use the traps for reporting...
so do i want to use the server localhost, or the computer running the IT Assistant?
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 2000 total points
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You want to have the destination set to wherever the software is running that will be using the SNMP Trap.


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