How can I check if an event or alarm is being raised by a trap or polling- I want to know if an event or alarm has been raised by a trap sent from the device or by Spectrum polling the device

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Last Modified Date : 05/02/2019
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Introduction:
Tech doc to advise how you can check if an event or alarm is being raised by trap or polling.
 
Question:
How can I check if an event or alarm is being raised by a trap or polling- I want to know if an event or alarm has been raised by a trap sent from the device or by Spectrum polling the device
 
Answer:
You can check if an event (that may also be raising an alarm) is trap based or polling based by going to Event Configuration and then checking the column “Trap Event”.
If this column has a tick then this is a trap based event.
However it should be noted that the event seen in the Event Configuration with the check box in the trap column may not be the event that generates the alarm.
There could be a event rule or procedure attached to that event that generates new event(s) that assert alarms.