Mini-RMON issue

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Oct 31st, 2008


Failed to create alarms. giving follwing errors.

Failed to Create Alarm !


1)Could be invalid value for some of the entries

2)Could be due to lack of access to the host, invalid SNMP credentials or a busy device.


1)Verify the values entered for all the entries.

2)Verify that the Alarm Variable resolves to one of the following ASN.1 primitive types


. Integer32

. Counter32

. Counter64

. Gauge

. TimeTicks

3) Verify access, SNMP credentials or increasing timeout value through the preferences option.

SNMP credentials are already configured but still we are facing same problem.



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Joe Clarke Fri, 10/31/2008 - 07:08

What type of device, and exactly what parameters did you set for the alarm?

Joe Clarke Fri, 10/31/2008 - 23:55

This doesn't tell me the device type. Additionally, for this object, delta is the wrong sample type. You want absolute.

vaibhav-g Sat, 11/01/2008 - 02:16

Hi Clark

we are trying to configure on

3745 routerand 3760G-48PS Switch



Joe Clarke Sat, 11/01/2008 - 08:30

Both of these device types support avgBusy5. Therefore, I would need to see a sniffer trace of the SNMP set operation which produces this error. You can use the built-in Packet Capture tool under Device Center > Tools to capture all traffic to UDP port 161 of one of the affected devices.

vaibhav-g Mon, 11/03/2008 - 00:14

Hi Clark

meanwhile we are trying to do the above suggested solution.

could you plse tell me why this error occurs and tell me any other workarrounds for this besides the above one.

Joe Clarke Mon, 11/03/2008 - 09:39

The sniffer trace will tell me why the error is occurring. I'm guessing there is either a credential problem, or some issue with the device.

vaibhav-g Tue, 11/04/2008 - 23:07

Hi Clark

could you provide your email-id.

i am also trying to configure Mini-Rmon on my local set-up. the same error is coming,but i have configured SNMP SETTING properly.

could you please let me know in

device center>tools?snmp set.

what configuration is needed here,it ask for OID values.



Joe Clarke Wed, 11/05/2008 - 09:56

If you have information that you cannot post to the forum, then you will need to open a TAC service request.

I don't understand what you want to do with SNMP Set.

vaibhav-g Wed, 11/05/2008 - 20:24

Hi Clark

their is nothing like that,i can post the questions on forum.

where we need to specify OIDs value.

I found ifEntry.20.1 what does this denote.



Joe Clarke Wed, 11/05/2008 - 22:16

ifEntry.20.1 denotes ifOutErrors for ifIndex 1. This object is read-only.


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