When using 3rd Party Management system that is sending traps to CA Spectrum, if the destination device is not modeled in Spectrum we would like the trap to be asserted on the EventAdmin model and no new Eventmodel models created.

Document ID : KB000045824
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Issue:

In CA Spectrum when traps are forwarded from devices via a 3rd party management system to Spectrum, the EventAdmin model representing the management system will create new Eventmodel models in Spectrum based on the ip addresses of the traps, if these ip addresses do not correspond to a model already in Spectrum.  This is the standard default behaviour.

However, in our environment instead of creating new Eventmodel models if the trap is sent via the 3rd party management system do not correspond to a model already in Spectrum, we would like these traps to be asserted on the EventAdmin model and no new Eventmodels created.

How can we achieve this?

 

Environment:

Any

Resolution:

On the EventAdmin model please check and set the following attribute

map_traps_to_this_model_using_ IP_header   <0x3dc000b> set to Yes

This variable allows the EventAdmin model to register its IP address such that all traps sent from that IP will be routed to it.  The EventAdmin then figures out where to send the alarms (i.e. to existing device/port models or EventModels).

 

Additional Information:

On a Spectrum Distributed Environment (DSS) you may also want to set the attribute

SBG_AlertForwardingEnabled    <0x3dc000c> set to Yes

By setting this value to “Yes”, the EventAdmin model can search other landscapes to find the appropriate models to dispose the events to.