I'm trying to adjust the threshold for utilisation on DATA-PORT-1 on a NAM and I'm unable to get it working. I've gone through the following steps:
1) DFM > Configuration > Other Configurations > Group Administration: Customised a group to match on various parameters which I thought should be specific to my NAM. I don't have the list of parameters I tried but it included matching against "DATA-PORT-1" and "NAM", at least one of which found all the NAMs in my database. I tried the group under all three interface types (interface, trunk, access).
2) DFM > Configuration > Polling and Thresholds > Setting Priorities, and made sure the customized group was at the top of the group list.
3) DFM > Configuration > Polling and Threshold > Apply Changes
4) DFM > Configuration > Polling and Thresholds > Managing Thresholds, selected group, and clicked View.
I have found for all but ne of the group matches I tried to create, it failed to match against the NAMs and hence had no interfaces under view. On the one occasion it matched and listed all of the NAM interfaces except for the DATA-PORT-1 and -2, which is the one interface I need to change the threshold for!
My queries are:
1) What is the best process to determine which variable to match against in the group rules?
2) Does the fact that I getting high utilisation events against NAM DATA-PORT-1 automatically mean it's a managed entity? I assume so.
3) What type of port is a DATA-PORT-1, interface, access or trunk, I assume trunk?
Note there's a chance I didn't move the group to the top of the priority list on every rule/group combination I created so I'll go through that process once more.
You may see that devices slip into Questioned state, or that events are no longer generated. This will happen if the Cisco Sybase databases become out of sync with the backend EMC repositories.
If you haven't done much configuration, and reinit at this point is safe, and not too costly.
The OID matching approach is fine if you want to match all interfaces on all NAMs.