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Unused interfaces alerting for status down

Hi,

I have a query, as soon as a filer is added to the DFM host, it does generates an alert for all the unused interfaces saying “Interface Status down” during a initial scan. Is there a way/option in DFM by which we can suppress such alerts as it's creating a lot of unnecessary events in our environment.

Regards,

Navneet

Re: Unused interfaces alerting for status down

Hi, welcome to the communities

Are you still having problems with this?

Is the interface down because there is no cable in it or it is admin down?  I believe turning to port off within DoT will stop the alerts.

Hope this helps

Bren

Re: Unused interfaces alerting for status down

Hi,

Thanks. Let me explain you the scenario. As soon as a filer is added to the DFM, DFM scans for all the ports irrespective of the state, used or free and it triggers an alert for the free ports stating, "interface status down" only once. So i just wanted to know, is there a way to supress these alerts so that DFM performs the scans on only the used ones.

Also, there are no connections to these unused/free ports.

Regards,

Navneet

Re: Unused interfaces alerting for status down

Sorry it is a feature!

Re: Unused interfaces alerting for status down

Hi

     In generall if you  dont want to b alerted from dfm you can delete the same.

Say volume, filer, aggr, dfm stops monitoring the same and doesnt generate events.

The cli to delete is dfm volume delete dfm filer delete dfm aggr delete.

Once again if you wish to monitor and alter about the same objects you can add them back to dfm.

Using dfm volume add, etc.

Unfortuantely there is no such cli for interface for delete or add.

But dfm does not generate continoulsy events for the object unless the status changes from what is now.

So you would get this down event only once on the first discovey of the interface, after that not.

Or one more solution is to change the severity of the event.But this will affect all interace, even the active one.

[root@lnx~]# dfm eventtype list -C if.adminStatus
Event Name                                         Severity     Class
-------------------------------------------------- ------------ ------------------
interface-status:down                         Error        if.adminStatus
interface-status:testing                      Normal       if.adminStatus
interface-status:up                           Normal       if.adminStatus
interface_status:unknown                      Normal       if.adminStatus
[root@lnx ~]#

[root@lnx ~]# dfm eventtype modify -v information  "interface-status:down"
Modified event "interface-status:down".
[root@lnx ~]# dfm eventtype list -C if.adminStatus
Event Name                                         Severity     Class
-------------------------------------------------- ------------ ------------------
interface-status:down                         Information  if.adminStatus
interface-status:testing                      Normal       if.adminStatus
interface-status:up                           Normal       if.adminStatus
interface_status:unknown                      Normal       if.adminStatus
[root@lnx~]#

Regards

adai