SNMP Traps for Interface Errors

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I've been a long time user of KiwiSyslog but I believe the previous poster was correct regarding that this is not within the SNMP trap functionality. I have also tried to put various switches into logging debug mode for the purpose to see what happens when a CRC is generated but unfortunately it does not send a syslog message either. I'll get link status, VTP, power, environmental, login and misc messages but no port error traps via either SNMP or Syslog. Although it would be nice to see this feature in future IOS implementations.

Iain Fri, 04/20/2007 - 08:36

I think you can do this in CatOS. My experience has been that CatOS will allow you to get alot more granular when defining Syslog logging levels.

This is a good question. I would definitely be interested in knowing if there is a method for monitoring these values in IOS.

I partially take back what I said based upon an analysis of the syslog from a Catalyst 2924XL switch. I notice that when a port is showing a high number of errors you will receive a messages similar to the one below.

2007-04-20 17:15:39 Local7.Warning xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 5054: Apr 20 21:15:18: %LINK-4-ERROR: FastEthernet0/18 is experiencing errors

Although, it does this after an indeterminate amount of errors have accumulated. When I have looked at impacted ports they will usually have several hundred errors. Although I have found nothing that will generate a trap based upon a single interface error event.

Iain Fri, 04/20/2007 - 18:07

Is it possible that this could be caused by some sort of timing issue? Such as a delay between the times when syslog is 'checking' the status of this field? Perhaps the errors are occurring fast enough to accumulate hundreds before the event is reported.

I'm not familiar enough with the architecture of syslog to know how it gathers the data to generate an event.

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