As a follow up to my post last week, I learned that you can use Windows to send an SNMP trap. The functionality is built into windows, as long as you have enabled SNMP via computer management (in Windows 2008 R2 and later). Once enabled in features, you can open the menu to configure SNMP by running the following command at the run menu:
Once open, you can configure the trap that you require by utilizing the GUI that opens with evntwin.
Here you will add the event that you want sent to your SNMP server. This is what is used as the trap definition. You can then open the properties for the trap definition and get the Enterprise OID which can be used in your application such as SolarWinds to view the trap.
Once that is setup, you now need to tell the SNMP Service your community string and where you’re going to send the traps that we’ve created. In the Services panel, you should have one for SNMP. Right-Click and choose Properties. You’ll see the typical service tabs plus some that are specific to SNMP.
First, go to the agent tab and fill in the details about your organization.
Finally, the security tab is where you’ll give rights to the community and trap sender. localhost is in there by default and then you’ll want to include the same server that you’re sending traps to from the previous tab.
As always, hope it helped and feel free to leave a comment or question.