CISCO Prime Infrastructure 2.0 Link UP DOWN ALERT

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Jun 2nd, 2014
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I want to monitor core switch link up down status and ignore all the access switch link up down. How do I do that? My core switch is nexus 7009 and my access switch is 2960s.

I have tried configuring port group for core switch and access switch and only deploy interface health template to my core switch port group but I still receiving link down alert from my access switchport even without deploying the template to my access switch.

Am I doing it the right way? Help please. Thank you.

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TEOH SU KEONG Wed, 06/25/2014 - 22:52
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Dear Massimo,

What is the function of "Switch Operational Status"?

Will it stop polling my switch at all because that is not what I want.  


Massimo Baschieri Thu, 06/26/2014 - 07:51
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Afaik it's only responsible for updating the interface operational status on the "device details -> interfaces" tab in device work center.

Interface health polling should works regardless of the setting of that option.

TEOH SU KEONG Fri, 06/27/2014 - 03:13
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"Switch Operational Status" is a global configuration. Therefore if I disable it, all linkdown event will not generate alert. Correct? 

No other way to select which interface to monitor and which not to monitor?

Rafael Mendes Fri, 06/27/2014 - 06:46
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Hi Guys,

You can do this disabling the traps per interface, for example:

int giga 1/0/1

no snmp trap link-status


After this, the switch will not sent link status via snmp from this port to prime, the alarm do not apperar again on console when the port is up or down.


TEOH SU KEONG Sun, 06/29/2014 - 18:45
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Thanks for the suggestion.

I was hoping to control the alerts from Prime.

MOHD SYAFIQ Wed, 07/02/2014 - 23:17
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Hi Rafael,

I've configured it and re-sync the switch. Unfortunately I still receive the notification. But this time the number is not much as before I configure.

Do you have any idea to fix this?




Rafael Mendes Thu, 07/03/2014 - 05:54
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Hi Syafiq,

Can you post your snmp configuration?

Did you input the command no snmp trap link status in all interfaces do you want to exclude?



Patricia Oliveira Thu, 07/03/2014 - 08:54
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Hi Rafael,

I'm having the same problem and would like, but since we've considerable number of interface to do that, I suppose the better way is deploy it with a Template.

Do you know how to set up a Prime configuration template to disable snmp trap link status in a group of interfaces?

Can you help me with the flow to set up it?




Patricia Oliveira


MOHD SYAFIQ Mon, 07/07/2014 - 01:09
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Hi Rafael,


Here is the config:

snmp-server community cxxx_ro RO SNMP_ACL
snmp-server community cxxx_rw RW SNMP_ACL
snmp-server enable traps snmp authentication linkdown linkup coldstart warmstart
snmp-server enable traps transceiver all
snmp-server enable traps tty
snmp-server enable traps cluster
snmp-server enable traps entity
snmp-server enable traps cpu threshold
snmp-server enable traps rep
snmp-server enable traps vtp
snmp-server enable traps vlancreate
snmp-server enable traps vlandelete
snmp-server enable traps flash insertion removal
snmp-server enable traps port-security
snmp-server enable traps auth-framework sec-violation
snmp-server enable traps dot1x auth-fail-vlan guest-vlan no-auth-fail-vlan no-guest-vlan
snmp-server enable traps envmon fan shutdown supply temperature status
snmp-server enable traps power-ethernet group 1
snmp-server enable traps power-ethernet police
snmp-server enable traps fru-ctrl
snmp-server enable traps config-copy
snmp-server enable traps config
snmp-server enable traps config-ctid
snmp-server enable traps energywise
snmp-server enable traps rtr
snmp-server enable traps vstack
snmp-server enable traps bridge newroot topologychange
snmp-server enable traps stpx inconsistency root-inconsistency loop-inconsistency
snmp-server enable traps syslog
snmp-server enable traps mac-notification change move threshold
snmp-server enable traps vlan-membership
snmp-server enable traps errdisable
snmp-server host 10.189.x.x version 2c cxxx_ro
snmp-server host 10.189.x.x version 2c cxxx_ro

and this is the switch interface 

interface FastEthernet0/1
 switchport access vlan 28
 switchport mode access
 srr-queue bandwidth share 1 30 35 5
 priority-queue out
 mls qos trust cos
 no snmp trap link-status
 auto qos trust
 spanning-tree portfast

and yes I configured that on all access port in all switches.



Jaime Gonzalez Thu, 03/26/2015 - 22:00
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The comand snmp-server enable traps syslog  transform all syslog into snmp traps.  If you remove this configuration you won't receive snmp link-status anymore.

KAROLY KOHEGYI Tue, 12/29/2015 - 00:54
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The PRime 2.x , 3.x is not suitable for LAN mgmgt.

IF you want to control from mgmt point of view the alarm setting of different links ( access , trunk ) use the LMS 4.2.5 which free of charge if you bought the Prime 2.1.

The default setting in LMS 4.2.5 is only the trunk interfacs are maanged by LMS.

This behavior can be changed under fault device details.

The Prime 2.x , 3.x  is good for wireless mgmt only. MAy LNA mgmgt feture are missing from PRime 2.x, 3.x

( weel customizable alarm settings, netshow, IPM, CiscoView, interactive maps etc. )

Michael Johnson Fri, 04/07/2017 - 03:53
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I agree with Karoly, Cisco prime is a very poor network monitoring solution for your LAN/WAN and only really any good for WIFI MAPS, Cisco need to get a grip and finish this product off properly, not what I would expect with a Cisco solution, there are a lot cheaper and better solutions out there. Cisco get a grip.


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