I will like monitor an interface utilization and up / down state using Ciscoworks so that it can trigger alert when the link is down or utilization is high?
Can tell me the steps to do this? e.g. Going to device fault manager and later configure "what" there.
Setting the Managed State to true will allow DFM to manage the interface.
If all you care about are OperationallyDown events, then go to DFM > Configuration > Polling and Thresholds > Managing Thresholds, select the Interface group you care about, click Edit, and disable all thresholds for the Generic interface/port performance settings. This way, you will only get an event when the interface goes down.
The thresholds apply to all interfaces in a given type group (e.g. 1 GB Ethernet, ATM, Backup, etc.).