Configuring an SNMP trap receiver (CLI)


snmp-server host {< ipv4-addr | ipv6-addr >} < community name>

Configures a destination network management station to receive SNMPv1/v2c traps and (optionally) Event Log messages sent as traps from the switch, using the specified community name and destination IPv4 or IPv6 address. You can specify up to ten trap receivers (network management stations). (The default community name is public.)

[{<none | all | not-info | critical | debug>}]
(Optional) Configures the security level of the Event Log messages you want to send as traps to a trap receiver (see the following table).
  • The type of Event Log message that you specify applies only to Event Log messages, not to threshold traps.

  • For each configured event level, the switch continues to send threshold traps to all network management stations that have the appropriate threshold level configured.

  • If you do not specify an event level, the switch uses the default value (none) and sends no Event Log messages as traps.


(Optional) Configures the switch to send SNMPv2 inform requests when certain events occur. For more information, see Enabling SNMPv2c informs (CLI).

Security levels for Event Log messages sent as traps

Security Level


None (default)

Sends no Event Log messages.


Sends all Event Log messages.


Sends all Event Log messages that are not for information only.


Sends only Event Log messages for critical error conditions.


Sends only Event Log messages needed to troubleshoot network- and switch-level problems.


To configure a trap receiver in a community named "red-team" with an IP address of to receive only "critical" event log messages, you can enter the following command:

switch(config)# snmp-server host red-team critical