What is the recommended way of setting up DFM? I know that it by default polls all the devices periodically to see if they have reached threshholds for alerts. Is there a way to set it just to recieve traps from your devices? I would like to setup my devices to send traps to the LMS box instead of LMS trying to poll all 800+ devices. I would also like to setup my devices to send syslog messages to LMS. Anybody have any configuration examples for this or suggestions? Thanks
DFM doesn't do much with traps. If you do not let it poll...well, you really have to let it poll if you install DFM...you won't get anything out of it. You would miss quite a lot of device events without DFM polling.
As for sending syslog messages to LMS, this is very easy to setup. Cisco devices use syslog facility local7 by default, so all you have to do is add a logging host (i.e. the IP address of the LMS server). For example, on IOS devices:
You may want to play with the default facility as well. For example, to send severity 6 messages and lower to LMS:
logging trap info
Once the messages get to the LMS server, RME will handle processing them automatically. there are some default filters configured, but you can remove or add your own at RME > Tools > Syslog. You can also add Automated Actions to send email on reception of certain messages, run scripts, etc.
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