We use the Dataminer Forwarding Manager/Filter to reduce the quantity of events we process in systems downstream. Traditionally we have a filter per protocol and only pick a handful of the most critical parameters to be forwarded. This has been in place for many years and has grown significantly.
We require a way to store and report against all protocol and parameters defined in these filters but there is not an export feature natively in the Dataminer Client/GUI (v10 or earlier) and it doesn't exist in the API.
I was able to find the underlying xml files that pertain to the filters but would require a copy from all DMA's in the cluster, merging the files into a master file, then parsing the xml into a readable format. We haven't gone down this road for development and wanted to check with the community in case others have or found another way to get this information. Has anyone found a way to do this via .NET or via another method?
There is currently no of the box solution akin to exporting alarm templates for example. If you would like to see this feature please add it as a feature suggestion.
However it is possible through an automation script using SLNet calls.
The script will retrieve the configured SNMP Managers, parse the assoicated filters and the information can be presented as wanted.
There is a disclaimer in using SLNet calls as they are internal calls, not recommended and subject to change without notice. Please reach out and we can go into the possibilities in more detail.