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Snmptd probe is not creating the Devices in the OC UIM inventory

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Article ID: 258098

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Products

DX Unified Infrastructure Management (Nimsoft / UIM)

Issue/Introduction

Snmptd probe is not creating the Devices in the OC UIM inventory why?

Environment

Release : 20.4

Cause

Snmptd probe is working as designed

Resolution

Snmptd probe will do This and only this:


The snmptd acts as a gateway from the SNMP "world" into Nimsoft.

Most network-devices, such as routers, switches, bridges and so on, are SNMP-driven. The devices will report error-conditions as SNMP-TRAPS, normally sent to a directed udp-port (162) somewhere in the network (usually to a management station such as HP's OpenView Network Node Manager or equivalent).

The snmptd will listen to port 162 (default, but is re-configurable), and convert the incoming traps according to profiles.

The snmptd may also act as a SNMP-TRAP relaying station, spreading the original SNMP-TRAP to one or more management stations.