Looking for an NMS tool

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Sep 9th, 2009

Is there any tool that can alert based on a user-defined percentage/number of access ports that have gone down over a specific timeperiod on each switch, relatively easily out-of-the-box (vis-a-vis requiring heavy consulting/pro service customization)?

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Joe Clarke Wed, 09/09/2009 - 10:26

The Embedded Event Manager could be made to do what you want. I'm not sure if that's too heavy-weight for you. Once the initial script is created, configuration could be done with EEM environment variables (i.e. the percentage, type of alerts, etc.).

yjdabear Wed, 09/09/2009 - 10:53

It never occurred to me to consider EEM. One potential hangup with usnig EEM for this purpose is the access switches are a mix of CatOS and IOS. Nonetheless, would it be feasible to fulfill the requirement(s) with EEM applet(s) or would TCL script be needed?

Joe Clarke Wed, 09/09/2009 - 13:27

It would only be feasible to do this with EEM applets if your devices support EEM 3.0 (e.g. 12.4(22)T or higher). Else Tcl would be required.

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