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RMON + SNMP stats on a Fasthub 440: polling the appropiate values?

Greetings --moderator edit--,

As fas as i know a RMON monitored device should have a "probe" per each interface you want to monitor (for example if you have a 24 port switch then you should be able to gather run a probe on each one of the 24 ports); But my Cisco FastHub 440 only shows 2 interfaces in the 'etherStatsIndex' (. even if the Hub have 24 ports (ifNumber, .

But gets more weird :). If you look at the interface descriptions and speeds you will see the following:

(Descriptions, i picked the interfaces 1 and 2)

ifDescr.1 = "Agent's 100Mbps Ethernet NIC Interface"

ifDescr.2 = "Agent's 10Mbps Ethernet NIC Interface"

ifDescr.3 = "Common 100Mbps Backplane"

ifDescr.4 = "Common 10Mbps Backplane"

ifDescr.5 = "Unit 1, 100Mbps Micro-isolated Segment"

ifDescr.6 = "Unit 1, 10Mbps Micro-isolated Segment"

ifDescr.7 = "Unit 1, Extension Module Uplink Segment"

ifDescr.8 = "Unit 2, 100Mbps Micro-isolated Segment"

ifDescr.9 = "Unit 2, 10Mbps Micro-isolated Segment"

ifDescr.10 = "Unit 2, Extension Module Uplink Segment"

ifDescr.11 = "Unit 3, 100Mbps Micro-isolated Segment"

ifDescr.12 = "Unit 3, 10Mbps Micro-isolated Segment"

ifDescr.13 = "Unit 3, Extension Module Uplink Segment"

ifDescr.14 = "Unit 4, 100Mbps Micro-isolated Segment"

ifDescr.15 = "Unit 4, 10Mbps Micro-isolated Segment"

ifDescr.16 = "Unit 4, Extension Module Uplink Segment"

And the speed:

ifSpeed.1 = Gauge32: 100000000

ifSpeed.2 = Gauge32: 10000000

ifSpeed.3 = Gauge32: 100000000

ifSpeed.4 = Gauge32: 10000000

ifSpeed.5 = Gauge32: 100000000

ifSpeed.6 = Gauge32: 10000000

ifSpeed.7 = Gauge32: 100000000

ifSpeed.8 = Gauge32: 100000000

ifSpeed.9 = Gauge32: 10000000

ifSpeed.10 = Gauge32: 100000000

ifSpeed.11 = Gauge32: 100000000

ifSpeed.12 = Gauge32: 10000000

ifSpeed.13 = Gauge32: 100000000

ifSpeed.14 = Gauge32: 100000000

ifSpeed.15 = Gauge32: 10000000

ifSpeed.16 = Gauge32: 100000000

Only interfaces 1 and 2 have stats, but #2 shows 10MB/sec speed and #1 shows 100Mb/sec (all our client workstations are using FastEthernet). Also the Cisco documentation doesn't talk about RMON on this hub (and the telnet / web interface doesn't show any command to customize it either).

So my questions are:

1) Wich interface i should monitor in this Hub and why i have only two

2) Why one of them is working at 10Mb/sec instead of 100Mb/sec.

3) The ifOperStatus OID shows than the 100Mb/sec interface is down but still got packets. How that can be possible?

Thanks in advance.


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Re: RMON + SNMP stats on a Fasthub 440: polling the appropiate v

Reading the documentation, i found that the "backplane" interface is the one i should monitor (shows the total capacity utilization of a given interface); Also there is a OID in the RMON that tells you which interfaces from the MIB2.interface MIB are beinng used in the monitoring:

. will give you:

etherStatsDataSource.1 = OID: ifIndex.3

etherStatsDataSource.2 = OID: ifIndex.4

And if you check the . OID you will get:

ifDescr.3 = "Common 100Mbps Backplane"

ifDescr.4 = "Common 10Mbps Backplane"

I guess that each backplane corresponds to the sum of all interfaces that are running at 10Mb/sec and 100Mb/sec.