Ciscoworks LMS 3.1

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May 25th, 2009

Two problems faced .

1. How can we have audio and visual alerts of any of the faults occuring in the network in realtime?

2. How can we integrate ciscoworks with a sms gateway, so that we can receive SMS on the event of faults occuring?

I have this problem too.
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Correct Answer by Joe Clarke about 7 years 6 months ago

If, for example, the interface associated with these modules goes down, and DFM is managing those interfaces, then you will see an event generated in DFM's Alerts and Activities Display. That event will be enclosed within an alert.

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Joe Clarke Mon, 05/25/2009 - 20:18

You cannot create interactive alerts as event scripts that can be run from LMS (e.g. RME's syslog automated action feature) cannot interact with the server's desktop.

Provided you have an email-to-SMS gateway, you can simply configure the various features of LMS (e.g. DFM's notification services and RME's syslog and change audit automated actions) to send email to this gateway. There is no built-in SMS capabilities in LMS.

Rajiv Dasmohapatra Mon, 05/25/2009 - 20:30

Read in a post somewhere that we can acheive visual alerts through somewhere in DFM, not sure exactly where, but i suppose it may be the monitoring. is it true?

Regarding the audio alerts is there something that we can tweak / third-party software (may be) to acheive this?

Joe Clarke Mon, 05/25/2009 - 20:50

Well, DFM offers the Alerts and Activities Display which can show you alerts as they are happening on the network. However, it won't flash the screen or play a sound when a new alert arrives.

I don't know of any third part software that does this, but if such a package exists (or if you create one) that can receive a trap, syslog, email, or be triggered off of a script, then you could use the existing notification features in LMS to generate the necessary notifications.

Rajiv Dasmohapatra Mon, 05/25/2009 - 21:03

thanks clarke for clearing my doubts.

What my problem is we have a very huge infrastructure, some 900+ cisco devices. I wanted to see the alerts as and when a fault occurs. like, say one SFP module goes faulty, or say one twin gig convertor goes faulty etc. is this possible?

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Joe Clarke Mon, 05/25/2009 - 21:06

If, for example, the interface associated with these modules goes down, and DFM is managing those interfaces, then you will see an event generated in DFM's Alerts and Activities Display. That event will be enclosed within an alert.

Rajiv Dasmohapatra Mon, 05/25/2009 - 21:13

thanks man, its nice to have you around.

one more question. is there any limit to how many devices i can add to the CNA? I read that i can add upto 40 devices in a single community. but like this how many communities can i create? and is it possible to connect to more than one community at the same time?

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