This document describes the traps that the Catalyst OS (CatOS) supports and how to configure them on the switch.
Trap operations allow Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) agents to send asynchronous notifications of the occurrence of an event. Traps are sent on a best-effort basis and without any method to verify their receipt.
Cisco recommends that before you attempt this configuration, ensure that you have properly configured the SNMP community strings on the switch.
The information in this document is based on these software and hardware versions:
Catalyst 4500/4000, 5500/5000, and 6500/6000 series switches
CatOS version 7.3
The information in this document was created from the devices in a specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you understand the potential impact of any command.
How Do I Find Out What Traps Are Enabled on My Switch?
Issue the show snmp command in the enable mode. Here is a sample output: