Can CA OPS/MVS receive SNMP traps from products like ConicIT?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

This article answers the question regarding the receipt of a SNMP trap from vendor's software product known as ConicIT.

 

ConicIT for Mainframes interfaces with various system monitors (such as OMEGAMON, TMON, SYSVIEW, and MainView). It plugs into these monitors using standard 3270 emulation. It extracts information from simple network management protocol (SNMP) traps, command-line tools, and other files.

 

 

 

Question:

Can CA OPS/MVS receive SNMP traps from products like ConicIT?

 

 

Environment:
Product: CA OPS/MVS? Event Management and Automation for JES2 - MVS Release:12.3z/OS
Answer:

CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation cannot receive and process SNMP traps.

  • However, if another CA product can receive SNMP traps, it is possible that that product can send an API event to CA OPS/MVS to be processed by rules. That is the key item here. If the SNMP trap information can be sent to a Mainframe product that processes it and is able to produce an event that can be 'picked up' by CA OPS/MVS, then other possible solutions can include something in OMVS, that can receive SNMP traps and send a message to SYSLOGD that can then be sent to CA OPS/MVS as an Unix System Services (USS) event.
  • CA SYSVIEW sounds like the best end-to-end solution judging from the description of what the ConicIT software product is trying to accomplish.
  • There is another possibility with a feature, that CA OPS/MVS supplies, that uses Web Services to create an API event in OPS/MVS from a non-mainframe platform. Please review the Administering Guide - RESTful Web Services Chapter, with attention to the subsection of Generating an API Event.

 

 

 

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