SNMP traps on running configuration changes

You can send a specific SNMP trap for any configuration change made in the switch's running configuration file. The trap will be generated for changes made from any of these interfaces:

  • CLI

  • Menu

  • SNMP (remote SNMP set requests.)

The SNMP trap contains the following information.



Event ID

An assigned number that identifies a specific running configuration change event.


Method by which the change was made—CLI, Menu, or remote SNMP.For configuration changes triggered by internal events, the term "Internal-Event" is used as the source of the change.

IP Address Type

Indicates the source address type of the network agent that made a change. This is set to an address type of "unknown" when not applicable.

IP address

IP address of the remote system from which a user accessed the switch. If not applicable, this is an empty string and nothing is displayed, for example, if access is through a management console port.

User Name

User name of the person who made the change. Null if not applicable.

Date and Time

Date and time the change was made.

The SNMP trap alerts any interested parties that someone has changed the switch's configuration and provides information about the source for that change. It does not specify what has been changed.