To log traps to a database, click the "Traps to Database" tab and add one or more databases to the list of databases by clicking the "Add" button.
By default, all SNMP traps received will be sent to the specified database(s). To change this behavior, you can either exclude certain messages from being added to the database (include all, exclude some), or only send specific SNMP traps to the database. Click the + icon to add strings that will include or exclude SNMP traps.
Include: Log all SNMP traps to the database, except for exclusions below
This is the default setting, and it will send all traps to the database. Traps containing strings that are listed below will not be sent to the database. This allows you to conserve space in the database by filtering out unneeded messages.
Exclude: Only log SNMP traps to the database that are included below
This setting is more restrictive and will only send SNMP traps to the database that are listed below. This allows you to only send messages to the database that match your filters.
Add a heading and/or trailing asterisk when specifying a partial string match. When filtering traps, EventSentry will evaluate the strings you specify against the trap id, as well as the numerical OIDs, text OIDs and actual values of all trap bindings.