What are the operational states for an interface used by the interface_traffic probe?

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Question: 

What are the operational states for an interface used by the interface_traffic probe?

 

Environment:  

interface_traffic:  any supported version up to and including 5.45 at the time that this document was published

 

Answer: 

Here is a complete list of descriptions.

• Up—Ready to pass packets (if admin status is changed to up, then operational status should change to up if the interface is ready to transmit and receive network traffic).

• Down—If admin status is down, then operational status should be down

• Testing—In test mode, no operational packets can be passed

• Unknown—Status can not be determined for some reason

• Dormant—Interface is waiting for external actions

• NotPresent—Some component is missing, typically hardware

• LowerLayerDown—Down due to state of lower layer interface

 

Additional Information:

See IF-MIB.txt in the ...\Program Files\Nimsoft\MIBS directory.

ifOperStatus OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX  INTEGER {
                up(1),        -- ready to pass packets
                down(2),
                testing(3),   -- in some test mode
                unknown(4),   -- status can not be determined
                              -- for some reason.
                dormant(5),
                notPresent(6),    -- some component is missing
                lowerLayerDown(7) -- down due to state of
                                  -- lower-layer interface(s)
            }
    MAX-ACCESS  read-only
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "The current operational state of the interface.  The
            testing(3) state indicates that no operational packets can
            be passed.  If ifAdminStatus is down(2) then ifOperStatus
            should be down(2).  If ifAdminStatus is changed to up(1)
            then ifOperStatus should change to up(1) if the interface is
            ready to transmit and receive network traffic; it should
            change to dormant(5) if the interface is waiting for
            external actions (such as a serial line waiting for an
            incoming connection); it should remain in the down(2) state
            if and only if there is a fault that prevents it from going
            to the up(1) state; it should remain in the notPresent(6)
            state if the interface has missing (typically, hardware)
            components."
    ::= { ifEntry 8 }