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What does "Traps Ignored" value mean in CA Spectrum

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  • 1.  What does "Traps Ignored" value mean in CA Spectrum

    Posted 07-05-2015 04:49 AM

    Hi All,

     

    Can someone tell me what Traps Ignored value means in CA Spectrum under the VNM trap management information?

     

    Thanks



  • 2.  Re: What does "Traps Ignored" value mean in CA Spectrum

    Posted 07-06-2015 01:07 AM

    The Traps Ignore value is a total value, means it is a counter and will continue to increase until the spectroserver is restarted.



  • 3.  Re: What does "Traps Ignored" value mean in CA Spectrum

    Posted 07-06-2015 02:13 AM

    Amish03,

     

    Why would ignore value would increase until SS is restarted? Kindly elaborate.

     

    Cheers,

    Lakshmi.



  • 4.  Re: What does "Traps Ignored" value mean in CA Spectrum

    Posted 11-05-2016 05:29 PM

    Whenever you restart a SpectroSERVER, the counters are set to 0. There are a lot of performance type attributes which always reset to 0 when the Spectrum server starts.

     

    I'm not sure how Traps Ignored relate to Traps Discarded.

     

    I would assume traps that have no destination (ie. no model with that IP) would be ignored and any problematic traps (i.e. traps which have an OID which Spectrum doesn't know about) will be discarded.

    Not sure though - been trying to find out the difference between these two.



  • 5.  Re: What does "Traps Ignored" value mean in CA Spectrum

    Posted 07-06-2015 01:26 AM

    You can also use the below link for the information:

    http://cookbooks.ca.com/caspectrum/



  • 6.  Re: What does "Traps Ignored" value mean in CA Spectrum
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    Posted 07-06-2015 02:16 AM

    Hi Thomas,

     

    Looking for what are the ways it would increase the count here. But one point that I could think is that "Unmanaged Trap handling"  -- If this is not enabled from the view,this would force SS to force discard the unmanaged traps that are received.

     

    Cheers,

    -Shriram!



  • 7.  Re: What does "Traps Ignored" value mean in CA Spectrum

    Posted 07-06-2015 09:45 PM

    That's correct. SPECTRUM's default behavior is to ignore SNMP traps for devices which are not modeled within the SpectroSERVER database.