Monitor switch errors (CRC, Input Errors, Collisions)?

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May 24th, 2010
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I've notice a few ports on some of our switches have input errors, CRC's, Collisions etc.  Rather than me manually view each interface on a switch from time to time, what options do I have?  Can this info be pumped to a syslof server or are there free tools to help?


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marcolatini Mon, 05/24/2010 - 05:04
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You can enable snmpd for the switches and poll these values with a lots of products (Nagios, Zabbix) using them to create graph etc...


Andy White Mon, 05/24/2010 - 05:19
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So would you need to run a MIB walk to fine the OID's?

marcolatini Mon, 05/24/2010 - 05:26
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otherwise you can find these OID's using google or the cisco mibs documentation.


hobbe Mon, 05/24/2010 - 08:44
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Hi Andy

Since you already have Orion NPM you already have this information in the NPM.

You do not need to do a mibwalk or something like this.

just click on the interface you want to look at and the information will be at your fingertips.

for everyone to take a look there is a demo online.

Click on "TOP 10" in the top row.

somewhere in the middle in the right pane you have the errors and  discards.



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