EEM usage for remote site?

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Sep 10th, 2009


Is it possible to create an applet that would monitor a remote ip address and then perform an action based on that reachability?

What I have is something like this:


I want to be able to monitor RTRC's reachability to RTRD, but I need to do it from RTRB. You can't see it above, but RTRA also connects to RTRD. If RTRB can't get to RTRD through RTRC, I want RTRB to apply a policy map in the direction of RTRA because traffic will get redirected. Is this possible to do, or is there a better way of doing that?



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Collin Clark Thu, 09/10/2009 - 06:30


I think it's possible, but it would be pretty complex. I would post over in Network Management. Joe Clarke over there knows EEM like no other. Good luck and post the script when you get it working.

Joseph W. Doherty Thu, 09/10/2009 - 08:33

"Is this possible to do, or is there a better way of doing that? "

I might be missing something here, but wouldn't a dynamic IGP deal with the situation you describe?

John Blakley Thu, 09/10/2009 - 08:41

Well, yes and no. I'm using bgp between all of these sites, but the site between RTRA and RTRB is a 100mb connection that our SANS traffic goes over. If RTRA lost it's connection to RTRD (not shown, but exists in real world; it's a loop), then all branch traffic will get to RTRA via RTRC->RTRB->RTRA. When the link at either RTRA to RTRD or RTRC to RTRD goes down, I need to apply a policy map to RTRB to restrict traffic so the SANS doesn't take up all 100mb, which it takes up to 80-90mb now. So, the failover works good, but I'd like to apply the policy map automatically if the site went down at 2 in the morning.



Joseph W. Doherty Thu, 09/10/2009 - 10:06

From what you just described, perhaps QoS would be a better solution? It seems the real issue, in a failure situation, is SAN and other traffic sharing a link. For such, you could use QoS such that SAN has little, if almost any, adverse impact to the other traffic.

John Blakley Thu, 09/10/2009 - 12:13


That's what I was planning on doing with the policy map. It looks like I may be able to monitor a remote router using snmp, but I'm still playing with that scenario.




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