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Trap Director low-level communication

  • 1.  Trap Director low-level communication

    Posted Jun 11, 2015 05:49 AM

    Hi All,


    I'm interested in learning about the detailed process of how traps are handled in Spectrum using Trap Directors. In the SpectroSERVER Admin guide it says (on Page 83):


    3. If Trap Director finds a match, it forwards an alert to the model on the remote landscape

    Otherwise, Trap Director performs the following tasks to determine the destination model and forward the alert:

    ■ Trap Director searches known landscapes for a matching IP address.

    ■ When it finds the destination model that is associated with the IP address on the remote landscape, Trap Director updates the cache with model information. It forwards an alert to the model.


    From what I understand, when it 'searches known landscapes' it queries the MLS for this information if it is not cached locally (as it is mentioned that no 2 servers talk directly to each other but communicate via the designated MLS).


    in Page 33 of the same guide:


    All server-to-server communication is routed through the main location server host. Two non-MLS SpectroSERVERs can communicate only through the main SpectroSERVER.


    So does the Trap Director go through the MLS or does it have 'special rights' to be able to query the other remote landscapes directly?


    Can someone please shed some light on this please?




  • 2.  Re: Trap Director low-level communication
    Best Answer

    Posted Jun 12, 2015 01:22 PM

    It goes through MLS ONLY!