KBI 310657 Issue Addressed: SNMP Trap Rule Must Specify Correct Body Variable Type


Argent for SNMP all versions


Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013


Customer can specify body variable criteria to filter SNMP Trap

Argent for SNMP Engine matches variable type as well as variable value

Customer should double check variable type if their criteria do not work

Technical Background

The following Rule is an example that customer complains not working

Comparing the detail of captured SNMP Trap and Rule definition, apparently the Enterprise OID and trap type are correctly specified

Further checking, shows the customer has specify the body variable* as numeric type with condition ‘=0

But the trap detail shows the matching variable is actually Octet String type

If customer change the variable type, and change condition to “matches ‘0’ “, the Rule will work