Automated alarm notification

Robert Drake rdrake at
Mon Feb 15 13:00:48 UTC 2016

OpenNMS has direct support for SNMP traps and multistage alerting. It's 
a pain in the ass to setup (depending on what you're doing*) but it's 
free and very high performance.

* if all your MIBS are already supported then 90% of the work is done 
and it's not so bad.  Just setup multistage alerts for 5 and 10 minute 
intervals depending on if something clears or if someone responds to the 
alert.  They support lots of alert types.  SMTP, SMS, voice call, a few 
ticketing systems, XMPP, twitter and probably more.

On 2/11/2016 4:51 PM, Frank Bulk wrote:
> Is anyone aware of software, or perhaps a service, that will take SNMP
> traps, properly parse them, and perform the appropriate call outs based on
> certain content, after waiting 5 or 10 minutes for any alarms that don't
> clear?
> I looked at PagerDuty, but they don't do any SNMP trap parsing, and nothing
> with set/clear.
> Frank

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