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nGenius & Probes/NAMs

We need to monitor Cat 5500 (SUP II) and I was reading up on nGenius to see if it would meet our needs. I have also scoured this site for an answer, but could not come up with one. Can someone please tell me if we need ether a probe or a NAM to monitor a Cat 5500 switch using nGenius 1.4?

Thanks.

- Alex

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Blue

Re: nGenius & Probes/NAMs

Cat5/6K support Mini-RMON by default but you need to first enable it from the CLI. This will give you the Layer 2 (Data Link Layer) info in RTM without using a Probe/NAM. But in order to get the Layer 3 and higher info (Network and Application Layer data) and doing Packet Capture, you need to use Probe or NAM. More info can be seen in the RTM 1.4 docs: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/rtrmgmt/cw2000/fam_prod/netscout/rel_1_4/7814182.htm

Noe that Cat5K NAMs are no longer sold any more. The replacement are the new Cat6K NAMs.

New Member

Re: nGenius & Probes/NAMs

Great! Thanks. Would you mind pointing me at the URL discussing how to enable the Mini-RMON?

Thanks again.

Blue

Re: nGenius & Probes/NAMs

New Member

Re: nGenius & Probes/NAMs

Thanks again. The SNMP is enabled on all of my switches . Would it be enough for monitoring and data trending or do I really need to enable RMON on these switches as well?

_ Alex

Blue

Re: nGenius & Probes/NAMs

You'll have to enable mini-rmon on the switches as well if you want to monitor those with RTM.

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