This guide contains instructions for configuring an Uplogix Control Center to send SNMP traps to a Tivoli Netcool instance. Instructions for installing and customizing a rules file in Tivoli follow.
To configure the Uplogix Control Center to send SNMP traps to a Tivoli Netcool instance, navigate to the Administration tab in your Control Center’s GUI. Under Server Settings, open the SNMP Settings section. Click the Use SNMP check box, enter the IP address or hostname of your Tivoli Netcool instance in the Primary Host Name section. If your Tivoli Netcool instance is configured to listen for traps on a port other then 162, change the port from the default of 162. Finally, enter the read community you would like to use for the SNMP traps.
The Uplogix Control Center can be configured to send SNMP traps to up to two SNMP receivers. Configuring either the primary or secondary for Tivoli Netcool is acceptable.
To install the MTTRAPD rules file for on your Tivoli Netcool instance, copy the provided mttrapd.rules file into the /opt/IBM/tivoli/netcool/omnibus/probes/linux2x86/ directory. Alternatively the contents of that file can be appended into the existing mttrapd.rules file. After copying or appending the file, restart the mttrapd process.
To change the severity of incoming traps in Tivoli Netcool, edit the mttrapd.rules file and change the each trap’s Severity field to the severity level appropriate to the event’s importance (see table one below as an example).
Table 1: Netcool/OMNIbus Severity Levels
Download a sample file here.