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CATALYST 4006 WITH SUPIII ----RMON not working

Cat 4006 with SupIII, RMON doesn't work. Found in CCO that we need RMON Agent License to get RMON to work on Cat4006.

Called Cisco Pre-Sales and they confirmed this, and also told that the license is an activation key that will be mailed to us.

Question is what is the command to enter the activation key on the Cat4006 switch. Its running IOS 12.1(8a)EW1

Thanks !

Cisco Employee

Re: CATALYST 4006 WITH SUPIII ----RMON not working

Cat4000 running IOS by default supports RMON and the RMON-MIB as there is no separate CLI command to enable it. This can also be verified by looking

at the Data Sheet:

"Remote Monitoring (RMON) software agent to support four RMON groups

(history, statistics, alarms, and events) for enhanced traffic management,

monitoring, and analysis"

The license makes it legal that the user is using RMON on the switch.

Switch(config)#rmon ?

alarm Configure an RMON alarm

event Configure an RMON event

Switch(config)#snmp ?

chassis-id String to uniquely identify this chassis

community Enable SNMP; set community string and access privs

contact Text for mib object sysContact

enable Enable SNMP Traps or Informs

engineID Configure a local or remote SNMPv3 engineID

group Define a User Security Model group

host Specify hosts to receive SNMP notifications

location Text for mib object sysLocation

packetsize Largest SNMP packet size

queue-length Message queue length for each TRAP host

system-shutdown Enable use of the SNMP reload command

tftp-server-list Limit TFTP servers used via SNMP

trap-source Assign an interface for the source address of all


trap-timeout Set timeout for TRAP message retransmissions

user Define a user who can access the SNMP engine

view Define an SNMPv2 MIB view


Re: CATALYST 4006 WITH SUPIII ----RMON not working

Then what does the command rmon native do. I believe it enables rmon on the ethernet interfaces.

I called Cisco Pre-Sales and they confirmed that RMON will not work without the license activation key.

What minimum configuration I need to configure RMON and get it functionng so that it talks to a NMS?

Thanks for your response!

Cisco Employee

Re: CATALYST 4006 WITH SUPIII ----RMON not working

RMON native enables RMON on the Ethernet interface. In native mode, the router processes only packets destined for this interface.

I'm not a NMS expert and not sure what all commands need to be configured, but there is no activation key that needs to be entered to activate RMON on the Switch. License is purchased to make the use Legal. I suggest that you post this configuration question in the Network Management forum

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