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DFM - monitoring ISDN and Serial interfaces


what is the best way to monitor if an ISDN backup interface is ready. If I monitor what is called the ISDNPHYSICAL interface (Interface Code) it is reported to be down. Should I take the interface for signaling instead (type: ISDN, Interface Code: ISDNL3)?

If a serial line is configured with 'enc ppp', it will show up with mode ONDEMAND which is not true. It is really a leased line. What can I do to differentiate it from the dialer interfaces?

Thank you.


Re: DFM - monitoring ISDN and Serial interfaces

DFM always monitors all the links and reports the ISDN links as down (which are down but we don't care - we only care when they come up and the serial goes down). If DFM is causing the links to come up, that is because the ISDN has not been configured properly, to ignore uninteresting traffic.

You need to go into DFM>Administration Console, then choose Edit>Polling and Thresholds, and then choose the Thresholds tab.

Once there, select Interface Groups>Backup, and on the right side of the screen choose Matching Criteria>Type.

Double click on that line under Value, and add *BRI*. The line should already say *ISDN*, so if it

does put the pipe symbol between them and make it look like this *ISDN*|*BRI*.

If the Type line is not there, use the bottom window and scroll down until you see that, then

highlight it and click on Enable.