CSS monitoring tool

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Apr 6th, 2008


Is there any tool for monitoring the CSS boxes??

We have a Cisco CSS 11506 working for load balaning the application traffic for few servers, so now we would want to see the performance of the CSS in terms of no of hits coming in to the CSS and no of hits going to each server etc..

I know we can get some information through the cli of the CSS, but our management is looking for some data with a graphical output...

I have searched through the cisco website and have not found any information about such tool... so is there any 3rd party tool which can do this...

Can someone give your inputs please...



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Gilles Dufour Mon, 04/07/2008 - 01:40


any monitoring tool that uses SNMP to collect info and do graph will do.

You just need to know the correct OID which we can provide if needed.


rv_viji Mon, 04/07/2008 - 23:55

Hi Gilles,

From where can I get the details about these OID's??


Gilles Dufour Tue, 04/08/2008 - 03:44

ASN Name: apCntsvcHits

Object Identifier:

Description: The number of flows placed onto this service for this content rule.

ASN Name: apCntFrameCount

Object Identifier:

Description: Total number of frames passed using this content rule.

ASN Name: apCntByteCount

Object Identifier:

Description: Total number of bytes passed using this content rule.

ASN Name: apCntHits

Object Identifier:

Description: Number of times user request was detected which invoked this content rule.

The MIBs in 7.40 have been modified to be consistent with other Cisco products within the Cisco private enterprise branch of the MIB tree. The modifications include a change to the enterprise OIDs (Object Identifiers). If you have created any customized network management applications, you must modify these applications in order to use the new OIDs in the modified MIBs in 7.40. If you continue to use the former Arrowpoint enterprise OIDs (.2467), the CSS will not recognize SNMP requests.

They former Arrowpoint enterprise MIB branch was:


The new Cisco enterprise MIB branch is:


The .2467 needs to be replaced with 9.9.368 wherever it is used. For a graphical view of the updated MIB tree, refer to the Cisco Content Services Switch Administration Guide, Chapter 5, `Configuring Simple Network Management Protocol', Figure 5-2.

The mibs are located on the CSS itself.

You can ftp to the CSS and go to the mibs directory to download them.


rv_viji Wed, 04/09/2008 - 03:59

Hi Gilles,

Thanks a lot. Do you have any document on this or any url.... Can you share the same please...




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