Disable VNM Polling by Default

Document ID : KB000095138
Last Modified Date : 08/05/2018
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Question:
I am setting up a Lab environment for Spectrum, and would like to force the VNM to not poll anything when the SpectroSERVER is started. The purpose is to control what traffic is sent out the LAB server, after loading up a production database, Is there an option in the .vnmrc to disable the VNM from polling by default?
Answer:
There isn't an option in the .vnrm to disable polling at the VNM by default.

Polling is controlled by an attribute setting on the VNM model. You can pause/stop the VNM from polling by setting the "PausePolling" attribute (0x11b6e) to "Yes". However the SpectroSERVER must be running at the time.

Since you want to stop all polling in the lab environment, anytime a new SSdb is loaded, your best option is to setup a local firewall on the SpectroSERVER to block SNMP (UDP port 161) and ICMP traffic out of the server's NIC.

Otherwise, you could setup a CLI script to update the VNM's attribute once the SpectroSERVER is started.