The Events group creates entries in an event log and/or sends SNMP traps to the management workstation.

An event is triggered by an RMON alarm. The action taken can be configured to ignore it, to log the event, to send an SNMP trap to the receivers listed in the trap receiver table, or to both log and send a trap. The RMON traps are defined in RFC 1757 for rising and falling thresholds.

Effective use of the Events group saves you time. Rather than having to watch real-time graphs for important occurrences, you can depend on the Events group for notification. Through the SNMP traps, events can trigger other actions, which provides a mechanism for an automated response to certain occurrences.