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Enable PeerSync SNMP reporting with MOM 2005

Follow these steps to set up basic PeerSync SNMP reporting using Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 (MOM).

By default, PeerSync will be able to transmit messages to the MOM Server without requiring the use of any MIB files. Therefore you will not need to load the PeerSync MIB file into the WMI namespace.

PeerSync is shipped with a psi_def.mib file to provide an alternate list of messages that can be used instead of the internal list. You may view the list of messages by opening the file using Notepad. In order for PeerSync to use this mib file and replace the internal method, simply rename the file to psi.mib (location = C:\Program Files\PeerSync).


  • PeerSync with the Enhanced Package option
  • Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 (MOM) installation

PeerSync - Enable SNMP Reporting

Once you set up PeerSync with the desired configuration options, follow these steps to enable SNMP reporting:

  1. In the Reporting window, check the Use SNMP Reporting (errors only) option.
  2. Click on the SNMP Options… button.
  3. Enter the IP address of the system where MOM is installed in the Destination IP field.
  4. Use the default Trap Prefix or modify it if needed.

Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 (MOM) - Basic Configuration

Perform the following steps on the MOM server:

Install SNMP and WMI SNMP Provider services

  1. Open Add or Remove Programs from the Windows Control Panel.
  2. Select Add/Remove Windows Components.
  3. Select Management and Monitoring Tools and click on the Details… button.
  4. Check Simple Network Management Protocol and WMI SNMP Provider.
  5. Click OK, then the Next button.
  6. If prompted insert the Windows CD to allow the programs to install.

Configure SNMP

  1. Open Services.msc.
  2. Double-click on SNMP Service.
  3. In the General tab make sure the startup type is Automatic.
  4. In the Security tab select Accept SNMP packets from any host.
  5. Start the SNMP Service if it is not running.
  6. Double-click on SNMP Trap Service.
  7. In the General tab make sure the startup type is Automatic.
  8. Start the SNMP Trap Service if it is not running.

Configure MOM

  1. Open the MOM 2005 Administrator Console.
  2. Right-click on Computer Groups.
  3. Click Create Computer Group.
  4. In the General window give the group a name (i.e. SNMP Receiver).
  5. In the Included Computer window add the SNMP receiver computer.
  6. Take all the remaining defaults in the wizard.
  7. Right-click on Rule Groups.
  8. Click Create Rule Group….
  9. Enter SNMP for the name of the rule group and check the Enabled box.
  10. Take all the remaining defaults in the wizard.
  11. Right-click on the SNMP rule group you just created.
  12. Select Associate with Computer Group…
  13. Add the computer group you create in step 4 (i.e., SNMP Receiver).
  14. Right-click on Event Rules inside the SNMP rule group you created.
  15. Select Alert on or Respond to Event….
  16. Choose SNMP Extended Trap Catcher in the Provider name field.
  17. Accept all the remaining defaults.
  18. Give the rule a name (i.e. PeerSync Reporting).

Monitor Events

  1. Start PeerSync and wait for messages to occur or generate an error to force a message entry.
  2. Open the MOM Operator Console.
  3. Click on the Events button on the bottom left.
  4. The messages reported by PeerSync will display in the Events table.

  • SNMP Reporting is only available with the Enhanced Package
  • Use one of the following command line arguments to prefix SNMP messages with the local computer name and/or user name:

               /Q81C - will send the computer name followed by the message (pipe delimited)

               /Q81U - will send the user name followed by the message (pipe delimited)

               /Q81CU - will send the computer and user name followed by the message (pipe delimited)

               /Q81 - same as /Q81CU

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