OK: It looks like I am getting somewhere on the snmp thing.
netexplorer has found most objects in our network. I can
now view alarms sent from my servers. When looking at the
alarms, they all seem to be information or minor. I have
applied a filter to only show major or critical alarms.

Now the next step: How do I automate the reporting of
critical alarms? For example, send me an email when a
critical condition arises.