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Filemaker, SNMP and NMS


Greg Hains
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Hi,

 

I am looking to create a solution that does one of the following two tasks:

 

Interrogate an NMS to which SNMP codes have been sent (I do not wish to interrogate the device/service themselves sending the traps

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Have the ability for Filemaker to act as an NMS itself - actually, this would be the more seamless version, and preferred method.

 

Does anybody know of such a product or how it may be achieved?

 

I have an interesting product idea that doesn't _seem_ to have been addressed yet, and the above functionality would be the engine behind it all.

 

Please advise. Comments welcome.

 

Thanks

Greg

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FMS and FMP communicate through their own protocol on their own ports.  So using the SNMP protocol, either for sending or receiving will either:

- have to go through the OS and tight integration

- or a plugin

 

If the NMS itself has a database then you could connect to that one provided the NMS database supports the normal standards (ODBC, JDBC,...) and is open to that kind of connectivity.

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Hi Wim,

 

Thanks for your reply. 

 

Yes, SNMP uses UDP ports 161 and 162 and the firewall ports are configured accordingly.

It was a plugin I was looking for that would listen on these ports and store them in an FM table that I can then work on within FM.

 

I have been looking around - without luck - for somebody who has a product that might do this. Alternatively, a bare-bones NMS that stores the SNMP events that I can then - depending on the format - read the contents of that file.

 

Cheers,

Greg

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Hi Wim,

 

Yes, that sounds like a good option too - thank you.  I'll look into this.

 

Another thing I found was a plug-in from MonkeyBread software that allows FM to listen directly to specific ports. One less middle middle man. :)

 

Thanks for your response.

 

Cheers,

Greg

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