homermg
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snmp traps every 5 min

Hi all,

i have installed esxi5 on my dell poweredge2950 and enable the snmp traps.

Our snmp manger tool recieving now every 5 min this traps:

vmwProductSpecific.90.0.401 [1] vmwProductSpecific.30.3.0 (Octet String): 07 dc 09 07 07 35 24 00  [2] snmpTrapEnterprise.0 (Object ID): vmwProductSpecific.90

Im really confused now why.

Can anybody help me with this?

Thank you very much

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pwolf
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This is an absolutely harmless trap, which tells you that - according to the MIB (VMWARE-CIMOM-MIB) "This notification, if the agent is so configured, will be sent  on a periodic basis to indicate cimom indication delivery is functioning".

So only the failure to get that traps could be potential problem.

HTH

venkyVM
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To get rid of this trap, set your hwsrc in the SNMP Configuration to sensors rather than indications.

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MRSNMP
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The trap you are seeing is from the VMWARE-CIMOM-MIB.

VMWARE-CIMOM-MIB    vmwCimOmHeartbeat              notification 1.3.6.1.4.1.6876.4.90.0.401

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.cimsdk.smashref.doc_50/class_VMware_CIMHeartbeat....

Changing to sensors is not a good idea as then the individual traps for fan, power supply, etc won't show up

That leaves these choices:

1. Filter out the trap (vicfg-snmp --notrap  1.3.6.1.4.1.6876.4.90.0.401

This configuration command tells the agent what traps not to send, it can be a list separated by a comma (trap-id1,trapid2,...)

2. Change the periodicity of the CIM Heartbeat (default is 5 minutes)

-- I searched for the steps to do that, but came up flat. Will update the post shortly.

MRSNMP
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Here's how to change the rate at which the CIMOM's provider sends heartbeats.

Edit /etc/sfcb/sfcb.cfg

add

heartbeatInterval: <seconds>

The minimum is 30 seconds and maximum value is 2147483647 (that's 24,855 days according to wolfram alpha)

joerockt
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Thanks for providing this information.  Is a reboot or service restart required?

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venkyVM
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service restart is required: /etc/init.d/sfcbd-watchdog restart

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