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SNMP Splunk MA App for Netcool

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The Splunk SNMP Modular Alert App is designed to have custom alerts sent as SNMP Traps from Splunk to the Netcool Application using Splunk variables. This app can also send traps to any SNMP Trap receiving device.

V3.0 fixes the issue around the community field's interpretation in the traps.


To use this add-on, manually configure the Splunk Alert with the following properties

1. Configure the search for the alert
2. List the alert to "Add to Triggered Alerts"
3. List another alert action to include "Netcool Custom Modular Alert"
    1. Server IP : Specify the SNMP Server IP Address and Port numbers as per the below format
    2. Community : Specify the SNMP Community, Ex : Public
    3. Host Name : Specify the host field from Splunk search like $result.splunk_field_name$. Note that 
        any field listed here must be part of the result from the search powering the alert.
    4. Custom Text : Specify any text you would like to send over in the trap.
    5. Alert Message : Use $result.splunk_field_name$ to pass in fields from Splunk search to create your 
       custom Alert Message
    6. Severity : Specify severity as a value from 0-5 / Specify type in the text $result.splunk_field_name$ to
       pass in the field name from Splunk Search
        0 : Clear; 1 : Intermediate; 2 : Warning; 3 : Minor; 4 : Major; 5 : Critical
    7. Escalation : Specify the escalation parameter as the group to which you'd like to send the trap to
    8. Alert Key : Specify a Unique Alert Key. Can be a combination of fields from splunk search. Reference the
       fields as $result.splunk_field_name$
    9. Enterprise OID : This is unique to the company that uses the Netcool Tool. This field can be used to
       enter the Enterprise Specific OID to send netcool traps.
    10. Specific OID : This field combined with the Enterprise OID forms the unique identifier to send in the
        traps over SNMP. 
    11. Specific Trap ID : This field combined with the Enterprise OID forms part of the message delivered to
        Netcool sent over SNMP.

=== Netcool Configuration File ===
On the netcool end, please configure in the below format:
case ".":
switch($specific-trap) { //In the Sample Alert Configuration, the $specific-trap matches the value entered in Specific Trap ID, i.e, 10.
case "0": ###-Splunk Alert
$hostname = $1
$customtext = $2
$alertkey = $3
$alertmessage = $4
$splunkapp = $5 //This is the app in which the alert was setup
$severity = $6
$escalation = $7
$splunksearch = $8 //This is the name of the alert that was setup to send SNMP Traps in Splunk

=== Sample Alert Configuration ===

Search : sourcetype=pan:traffic| top limit=20 bytes, host, user, _time
List in Triggered Alerts : Enabled
Alert type : Real Time
Alert Mode : Once Per Result
Trigger Actions : Add to Triggered Alerts ; Severity : High
Trigger Actions : Netcool Custom Modular Alert
    Server IP :;
    Community : public
    Host Name : $result.host$
    Custom Text : $result.host$ is the custom Text
    Alert Message : $result.host$ is the alert Message
    Severity : 0
    Escalation : Linux Admins
    Alert Key : UniqueKey
    Enterprise OID :
    Specific OID : 9
    Specific Trap ID : 10

Once the above alert has been configured, I had installed PRTG Monitor on my windows machines (IP : and to view the traps on their specific ports. A sensor probe called SNMP Trap Monitor was configured to listen in on my MAC IP Address for SNMP Traps. As soon as alerts start to trigger, the traps collect on the PRTG Monitor Message board.

Here is a quick way to find out if your traps are being sent and a single point view to the errors:

  1. While setting up your alert, make sure to “Add to Triggered Alerts”, for testing purposes.
  2. As soon as you see events coming in the Triggered Alerts page, put in this search string in your search bar : index=_internal source="*/log/splunk/netcool_custom_modular_alert.log"
  3. Select “Last 5 minutes” as your time range. This will give you the most recent logs.
  4. An ideal log would show you your trap.
  5. Error events from here would help you get to debugging the actual issue faster.

Release Notes

Version 3.0
April 4, 2019
Version 2.0
July 10, 2017
Version 1.0
May 26, 2017

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