Checking the DataMiner metrics in the Help documentation, specifically the following ones regarding SNMP traps:
I was wondering:
- Can these values be tested on the DataMiner side? Or is it something that needs to be checked on the device side using some tool like Wireshark?
- What is the difference between the usual SNMP trap and burst mode? Am I correct assuming this is something configurable on the device?
Thank you for the help. Cheers!
Regarding your first question, there are two possible option to count the number of traps that a DMA is retrieving:
- Using Wireshark. If possible try to define a proper filter so the capture only includes the SNMP traps coming to the DMA. For example you could use the following filter: dst host 10.11.12.13 and dst port 162 (where 10.11.12.13 is the IP address assigned to the NIC card that receives the SNMP traps). In this case I am assuming that the port configured to receive traps is 162.
- Using the Generic Trap Receiver driver. You can create an element using this driver and set the parameter Trap IP Sources with the wildcard '*'. This wildcard will make the element to add in the Traps table any trap that is sent to the DMA.
Regarding your second question, if I am not mistaken 'burst mode' depicts an exceptional case where a DMA receives (during one second) a large amount of traps. For example, assume that a DMA was receiving 10 traps every second continuously and suddenly it receives a burst of 2000 traps (in one second). According to the metrics, up to 1000 traps will be processed by the DMA.