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New Contributor
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Registered: ‎02-15-2016

BNA 12.3.3 Create Alerts for Switch Port utilization

Does anyone know or configured the alerts (such as email alerts) for IP switches port utilization on BNA?

 

If yes means please explain how to do?

 

Can we configure it via MAPS (Monitoring and Alerting Policy Suite) ?

 

TIA

Brocadian
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Registered: ‎06-29-2015

Re: BNA 12.3.3 Create Alerts for Switch Port utilization

MAPS can only be used on SAN switches, and VDX IP switches. It's not available for NetIron or FastIron devices. 

 

From memory, I think you need NOS 6.x on VDX, which means you'll need at least BNA 12.4.2.

 

That works if you want to use MAPS to monitor & alert directly from the switch. But you can do this monitoring & alerting from within BNA.

New Contributor
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Re: BNA 12.3.3 Create Alerts for Switch Port utilization

Thanks for the reply, Lindsay.

 

Is there any possibilities for configuring the port utilisation alerts using SNMP?

Brocadian
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Registered: ‎06-29-2015

Re: BNA 12.3.3 Create Alerts for Switch Port utilization

Yes, this can be done.

 

Go Monitor -> Performance -> Historical Data Collectors

 

Edit the Port Utilization Collector. Go to 5. Threshold & Rearm.

 

Set values for thresholds/rearm.

 

Now you will get utilization alerts generated. You can then create an event action policy to email you for those alerts.

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Re: BNA 12.3.3 Create Alerts for Switch Port utilization

Already configured the same and it is working fine Lindsay.

 

When the port utilisation alerts came via email the ports were specified as 'ifindex'. Is there any option for displaying the port name as port 1, port 2 etc,.

 

 

Brocadian
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Re: BNA 12.3.3 Create Alerts for Switch Port utilization

Is it literally saying 'ifIndex', or is it the ifIndex as in a number?

New Contributor
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Re: BNA 12.3.3 Create Alerts for Switch Port utilization

Please find the sample output from the BNA below...

 

1136    13    1    2    1    x.x.x.x    x.x.x.x    Mon Feb 15 16:51:01 IST 2016    Mon Feb 15 16:51:01 IST 2016    1        1    7    From Device:x.x.x.x, IfIndex:11, rising threshold crossed. IfHCInPackets Count = 35984. Threshold Value= 1.0. Collector: Port Utilization Collector.    0        192.168.100.150                Mon Feb 15 16:51:01 IST 2016    Mon Feb 15 16:51:01 IST 2016    -1    

 

 

my question is how to display it as Port No: 11 instead of IfIndex:11 ? Is there any way to edit or configure the MIB files?

Occasional Contributor
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Registered: ‎05-12-2016

Re: BNA 12.3.3 Create Alerts for Switch Port utilization

Hi 

 

After configure the Historical Data Collectors, how to configure the email notification?

 

Please advise. 

 

Thanks

 

Regards

GH

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