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Can a specific network interface be deleted from the list of managed DFM interfaces?

Getting repetitive errors/alerts about unused or downed appliance interfaces.  Can these be stopped or minimized?

Also; is there a text copy of the DFM man-pages or CLI commands.

Thanks,

Tim

Re: Can a specific network interface be deleted from the list of managed DFM interfaces?

Events for an object can be stopped if they are deleted from dfm.

Say for example a volume( for which you dont want to get any events) then you can delete the same

by dfm volume delete <name or id> similarly for filer.

Unfortunatley there is no cli to delete an interface.

We only have dfm interface list.

Man pages can be accessed from the following link in Web UI.

http://<dfm server name or IP address>/help/dfm.htm#%3E%3Ecmd=1%3E%3Epan=2

Regards

adai

Re: Can a specific network interface be deleted from the list of managed DFM interfaces?

Yes, I noticed that volumes, aggregates, etc... can be deleted, but that there is not a similar option for the "dfm interface" command.  So - there is no way to delete the interface (cli or otherwise) as an object?  Or in any other way stop the flow of events for these interfaces?

Correct?

Your help is appreciated!

Tim

Re: Can a specific network interface be deleted from the list of managed DFM interfaces?

eells wrote:

Yes, I noticed that volumes, aggregates, etc... can be deleted, but that there is not a similar option for the "dfm interface" command.  So - there is no way to delete the interface (cli or otherwise) as an object?  Or in any other way stop the flow of events for these interfaces?

Correct?


Yes.

Re: Can a specific network interface be deleted from the list of managed DFM interfaces?

Hi Eells,

A possible workaround in your case could be increase the monitoring interval for ifMon. This is the monitor responsible for generating events for interfaces.

dfm option set ifMonInterval=<high-value> (Default is 15 mins).

Please note that dfm reports ifnet status events only if it is changed from the previous monitoring cycle.

What is the event type that is flooding your inbox. Did you set alerts for any event types ? Does this include ifnet-status related events

Re: Can a specific network interface be deleted from the list of managed DFM interfaces?

Two workarounds that would work but will affect all interface monitoring/events are:

1. Reduce the severity of the interface up and down events using the "dfm eventtype modify" CLI. Change the severity to "information", and this would work, assuming you do not have alerts configured for "information" events.

E.g.

dfm eventType modify -v Information interface-status:down

2. Switch off interface monitoring using:

"dfm option set ifmoninterval=off"

The latter would be the more extreme of the two, as it would also affect the collection of interface packet statistics, etc. also.