Is it possible for Spectrum to listen for traps on multiple ports?

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Article ID: 106895

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Products

CA Spectrum

Issue/Introduction

Is it possible for Spectrum to listen for traps on multiple ports?

Environment

Release: Any
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Resolution

Spectrum can only listen to a single port for traps.

Spectrum by default listens on port 162 but you can change that to another port by changing the following attribute in the .vnmrc

snmp_trap_port

If you change the default trap port from 162 to another port then you will need to restart the SpectroSERVER for the change to take affect.

Additional Information

Note: As a workaround solution you can consider to use a util such as trap exploder (or samplicator) on the SpectroSERVER machine to listen to traps on port xyz and then forward the traps to port 162 on the same box.
 
For example you might configure the trap exploder to listen on port 162 and Spectrum to listen on port 1162 (or some other port) then use the trap exploder with rules to decide  which traps get forwarded to Spectrum.