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RE: [nv-l] cisco_link_down and status polling

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Subject: RE: [nv-l] cisco_link_down and status polling
From: "Evans, Bill" <Bill.Evans@hq.doe.gov>
Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2005 12:56:09 -0400
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The “cisco_link_*” traps are from the agent on the Cisco box.  They are not part of the status polling done by NetView but independent notifications from the device software. 


Leslie’s post is still accurate, NetView does nothing with agent originated traps in it’s default state except to pass them along for display.  Unless you implement something to process them that’s all there is. 


In my system we have them set to “log only” so they’re there if we need to reconstruct the history of some failure but otherwise don’t find them useful.  Our installation only monitors the switches and not the devices beyond the switches.  We find the “cisco_link” traps are usually associated with workstations when they are powered up and down. 


We could use them in relation to our core switches but in that case they’re not needed since we’re actively monitoring the devices on the far side of our core links. 


Bill Evans


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nv-l@lists.us.ibm.com [mailto:owner-nv-l@lists.us.ibm.com] On Behalf Of Alaa Farrag
Sunday, August 07, 2005 9:12 AM
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Subject: [nv-l] cisco_link_down and status polling




Is there any special action the netview takes when it receives a cisco_link_down or a cisco_link_up trap (status polling)?


I found the following old post by Leslie Clark:
" Netview does not automatically do anything other than report, via the
Events Display, unsolicited traps from devices in the network. You are free to customize those traps and do what you think is best."


I would like to know if this is valid uptill now?


Best regards,

Alaa Farrag


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