FWSM and SNMP ARP mibs

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Nov 5th, 2008


I have two FWSM cards in two 6513 switches with failover activated.

Connected to the switches are several servers connected to the different interfaces of the firewall. One of them is one HPOV ( openview ) which needs the ARP table of the FWSM to reach and explore the whole net to begin to monitorize the network.

My problem is I cannot get the ARP table from the firewall, so, I cannot discover more devices, i'm able to SNMP them by editing the SNMP poller in the OVO configuration file, but even the network devices appears, it cannot reach by discover job.

I paste my sh ver here .

FWSM -1# sh ver

FWSM Firewall Version 3.2(1)

Device Manager Version 5.2(1)F

Compiled on Thu 07-Jun-07 20:16 by dalecki

FWSM-1 up 7 days 13 hours

failover cluster up 1 year 94 days

Hardware: WS-SVC-FWM-1, 1024 MB RAM, CPU Pentium III 1000 MHz

Flash STI Flash 7.2.0 @ 0xc321, 20MB

0: Int: Not licensed : irq 5

1: Int: Not licensed : irq 7

2: Int: Not licensed : irq 11

The Running Activation Key is not set, using default settings:

Licensed features for this platform:

Maximum Interfaces : 256

Inside Hosts : Unlimited

Failover : Active/Active

VPN-DES : Enabled

VPN-3DES-AES : Enabled

Cut-through Proxy : Enabled

Guards : Enabled

URL Filtering : Enabled

Security Contexts : 2

GTP/GPRS : Disabled

BGP Stub : Disabled

VPN Peers : Unlimited

Serial Number: SAD101804FV

Running Activation Key: 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000

Configuration last modified by enable_1 at 13:59:35.590 CET Mon Nov 3 2008

I think 3.2 version cannot retrieve the MIB for ARP, and I have finded that version 4.01 does. But I was unable to find any kind of upgrading notes here, and we have the monitoring of server farms proyect sttoped for this problem.

Does anybody have had this problem?

How did you solve this?


Correct Answer by ajagadee about 8 years 3 months ago


You are correct, the "ARP table entries (IP-MIB)" MIB was introduced in 4.0(1) and you have to upgrade to 4.0 code to get pull the ARP Table through SNMP MIB.

And below is the document that has information on upgrading FWSM.




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Farrukh Haroon Wed, 11/05/2008 - 06:04

So Arul does that mean that the CiscoWorks LMS Campus Manager will support the FWSM for UserTracking anytime soon?




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