How to exclude some interfaces from monitoring template in snmpcollector ?

Document ID : KB000010470
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

The KB give you examples on how to exclude some interfaces from monitoring template.

 

Background:

In some case, there are many interfaces attached to one device.

Facilitating monitoring criteria helps you prevent UIM database from being filled up with data you don't require.

 

Environment:
snmpcollector 3.X
Instructions:

Disclaimer - This KB give you examples/ tips how to facilitate filtering criteria.

As this is just an example, it does not mean there is no any other way possible to achieve the goal.

 

CASE 1 - Use naming for criteria.

Rule_1.png

 

CAUTION - This applies to all devices that meets device filtering rule in template.

In this example, template is applied on all interfaces which ifDescription contains "Vlan".

(*) Value is case sensitive in this example.

Therefore, if the naming criteria is unique from device to device, this example may not fit your needs.

 

CASE 2 - Use 'User Tag' (Component User Defined Property 1)

Rule_2.png

 

CAUTION - You need to tag the same value to all interfaces you want to apply the template.

In this example, template is applied to the interface which has the same value in Component User Defined Property 1.

 

Rule_2-1.png

 

Additional Information:

You can use the below report to double check which monitors are active on device.

http://<IP ADDRESS of snmpcollector>:9715/metrics