DFM 5.1 polling and threshold

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Aug 3rd, 2009

Hi,


I want to configure different threshold for different customised groups. eg. critical switches have a different threshold and non critical devices have different thresholds. and thresholds for everything ports, env, usages, reachability etc.


pl help

Correct Answer by Joe Clarke about 7 years 7 months ago

You can match on the device name using the SystemName property in the port/interface group ruleset. So, you could conceivably match on all of these device hostnames in a customized port group:


TrunkPort.SystemName equals "6500-1" OR

TrunkPort.SystemName equals "6500-2" OR

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Joe Clarke Mon, 08/03/2009 - 08:56

Assuming you already have customized the groups the way you want, go to DFM > Configuration > Polling and Thresholds > Managing Thresholds, and Edit the various customizable groups. You can then modify all of the thresholds there.


Once you're done, make sure those customizable groups are at the top of the priorities list under Setting Priorities. Finally, go to Apply Changes, and apply the threshold changes down to the DFM servers.

Rajiv Dasmohapatra Mon, 08/03/2009 - 09:09

hi,


I have done all the things. But i could not see my user defined groups. And again I could not see the interface threshold at the same time. could u please provide the steps to create it the way it is recommended.

Joe Clarke Mon, 08/03/2009 - 09:10

What groups did you modify? What do you see when trying to modify the thresholds?

Rajiv Dasmohapatra Mon, 08/03/2009 - 09:14

DFM -> configurations -> other configurations -> groups administration -> create


is this correct. if so this is not shown in the Polling and threshold section.


again, if i manage to customise a group and associate a threshold then i get only three options (environmental, processer and memory settings and reachability settings) but i am not able to get these (generic intercace /port performance settings, interface poort flapping settings, backup interface support settings. )





Joe Clarke Mon, 08/03/2009 - 09:23

No. You can't create groups in DFM. You can only customize the existing customizable groups. You will need to go through the various device, port, and interface groups to organize the devices, ports, and interfaces the way you want. You can use the DFM Detailed Device View to get some of the required values for your rulesets (e.g. interface name, interface type, etc.). Once you have customized the groups, they will show up under Managing Thresholds in the User Defined Groups category.

Rajiv Dasmohapatra Mon, 08/03/2009 - 09:34

i managed to do this, but i cant get all the options in the threshold settings. i got only three (eg. environmental, processer and memory settings and reachability settings) i also want the interface settings (eg. generic intercace /port performance settings, interface port flapping settings, backup interface support settings etc)

Joe Clarke Mon, 08/03/2009 - 09:39

You have to click Edit on an customized interface or port group. It sounds like you're editing a customized device group.

Rajiv Dasmohapatra Mon, 08/03/2009 - 09:47

but then how can i associate a device with the customised interface /port group.


and what to add in the rules section while adding this.

Joe Clarke Mon, 08/03/2009 - 09:49

I can't answer that for you. The ruleset depends on what you want to match. As I said, use the Detailed Device View to see parameters like interface name. If you notice, the interface name actually contains the device name. So, you can match on Interface Name which equals, for example, IF-10.1.1.1/1 which would be interface with ifIndex 1 on device 10.1.1.1. The same rule works for ports as well.

Rajiv Dasmohapatra Mon, 08/03/2009 - 10:06

is it that, i cant have device thresholds and interface thresholds within the same customised group.

Joe Clarke Mon, 08/03/2009 - 10:12

Correct. You must customize different classes of groups to customize the various thresholds. The same is true for system defined groups. You can set the interface/port thresholds under groups such as 1 GB, 10/100, Serial, etc. groups; but device thresholds such as Environment, reachability, etc. are customized under the device type groups.

Rajiv Dasmohapatra Mon, 08/03/2009 - 10:32

but how to create groups on interface names if i have thirtysix 65xx and ten 4507R with all gig and fe modules with hostname / interface name different

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Joe Clarke Mon, 08/03/2009 - 10:37

You can match on the device name using the SystemName property in the port/interface group ruleset. So, you could conceivably match on all of these device hostnames in a customized port group:


TrunkPort.SystemName equals "6500-1" OR

TrunkPort.SystemName equals "6500-2" OR

...

Rajiv Dasmohapatra Mon, 08/03/2009 - 11:04

i got a way out with this. but then i dont have a common system name therefore i have to add all the devices manually.


Anyway thanks for your help.

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