Query about CiscoWorks DFM

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Oct 27th, 2009


Can you help me on the steps (or even a link) on how to configure DFM to generate an alarm or notification if ever a time out on the connection occurs? I'm trying to monitor an intermittent connection through the use of Ciscoworks DFM, is this possible? Or there is some other way?

Thanks so much!

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Joe Clarke Tue, 10/27/2009 - 21:15

DFM will generate an event and alert by default if a managed device becomes unreachable. These alerts will be viewable under DFM > Alerts and Activities > Alerts and Activities. If you want to configure additional notifications (e.g. email) that is done under DFM > Notification Services. If you view the context sensitive online help (i.e. the Help link the upper right-hand corner) you will get more instruction on how to set these up.

mariebmagno Tue, 10/27/2009 - 22:47

Thanks for the response. Sorry but I have to change the content of my message. Really sorry. The connection that I'm trying to monitor is from outside sources (e.g. Internet). Is it possible in DFM? I guess it's not possible but I'm having a hard time to prove it to my client, hahaha. I guess I need to have a proof. Also, if it's not possible in DFM, is there some other way through CiscoWorks that I may be able to monitor an intermittent connection from the outside network? For example, Google?

Thank you very much for your understanding! More power! :)

Joe Clarke Wed, 10/28/2009 - 09:20

This is where IP SLA and IPM come in. You can use IPM to create an IP SLA collector on your edge device, and it can measure network delay and availability to a remote host. You can even have IPM configure the devices to send traps or syslog messages when there is a problem.

See the IPM user's guide at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/ciscoworks_internetwork_performance_monitor/4.2/user/guide/IPM4_2ug.html for more information on getting started with IPM.


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