SNMP Device Settings for Ciscoworks

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Feb 3rd, 2008

I currently have two Ciscoworks servers receiving Syslog messages from each switch/router on the network.


Just wanted to know if I really need to have SNMP Traps sent to CW as well?


If I don't is there any functionality that I lose?

Correct Answer by Joe Clarke about 9 years 3 weeks ago

You don't miss a lot in terms of event data. However, DFM does make use of some traps to provide a more complete picture of what is happening on your devices (e.g. stack failures, interface flapping, etc.) as well as being able to provide some more real-time fault information. But DFM is mainly poll-based, so you're not going to lose a lot of detail.


If you find the syslog and automated actions are getting you the information about what's happening in your network in good time, then you will probably not get much more by sending traps to DFM.

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Joe Clarke Sun, 02/03/2008 - 22:27

You don't miss a lot in terms of event data. However, DFM does make use of some traps to provide a more complete picture of what is happening on your devices (e.g. stack failures, interface flapping, etc.) as well as being able to provide some more real-time fault information. But DFM is mainly poll-based, so you're not going to lose a lot of detail.


If you find the syslog and automated actions are getting you the information about what's happening in your network in good time, then you will probably not get much more by sending traps to DFM.

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