Operations Manager on TechNetIn this blog post I’ll cover how you can utilize an SNMP Trap to forward Operations Manager alerts to a wallboard.

For the simplicity of reading the post, I have parsed down the instructions and have made available the full instructions, the PS script used, along with the command line parameter in a zipped file.

You can download the zipped files here.

I have chosen to focus on a Computer Associates (CA) product that this was developed for, but you can easily modify it to fit your needs.

Here a some tips that will help you get through this process a little quicker:

  1. You will need to have a $momOID defined and a $OperatorId defined for each of the Notification command channels you require. These will most like be assigned to you by someone else if naming standards are in place. You will see these referenced in the PS script.
  2. You will need to know the IP Address of the server that will post your alerts.
  3. Make sure that you have the correct SNMP trap application, scripts and directories all created /verified before proceeding.

The PowerShell script in within the zip file will need to be saved locally on the RMS and referenced from with the Notification command line parameters.

Here are the steps I took to accomplish this after defining what alerts and parameters needed to be sent to the wallboard:

  1. Verify that you have the SNMP Trap application, for my example it is awtrap.exe, in the location referenced in the PS script.
  2. If you decide to enable logging, verify that the directory exists where they will reside.
  3. Setup the Notification Command Channel with specific Command line parameters (included in zip file)
  4. Setup the Notification Recipient, attach to the Command Channel from Step 1
  5. Setup the Notification Subscription:
    – Specify the appropriate recipients from Step 2
    – Target specific computer groups (if necessary)
    – Specify Classes
    – Specify Alert Criteria
    – Specify Aging
    – Specify Custom Email Formats (if applicable)

You will still need to work with someone else or a group to get CA configured on their end, but once that is complete you can start testing to verify that Operations Manager alerts are going to your wallboard.

Again, you can download the zipped files here.

This posting and files provided for download are provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights.

You will need to have a $momOID defined and a $OperatorId defined for each of the Notification command channels you require. These will most like be assigned to you by someone else if naming standards are in place. You will see these in the PS script
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