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Monitor Redundant Power Supply with SNMP

Document ID: 42783

Updated: Dec 20, 2005

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Introduction

Some Cisco switches allow a redundant power supply (RPS) in addition to local power supply. This document provides information on how to monitor the status of the RPS in those switches using SNMP.

Prerequisites

Requirements

There are no specific requirements for this document.

Components Used

The information in this document is based on these hardware and software versions:

Note: The contents of this document apply only to switches and not to any router models.

The information in this document was created from the devices in a specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you understand the potential impact of any command.

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Background Information

No traps or syslog messages are currently sent by RPS devices notifying about a change of status. However, that status can be tracked by reading either of the following MIB objects, from the switch where the RPS is attached:

  • For switches supporting the CISCO-STACK-MIB, the object is chassisPs2Status (1.3.6.1.4.1.9.5.1.2.7)

    chassisPs2Status OBJECT-TYPE
            SYNTAX        INTEGER {
                                    other(1),       -- none of the following
                                    ok(2),          -- status ok
                                    minorFault(3),  -- minor problem
                                    majorFault(4)   -- major problem
                                    }
            MAX-ACCESS    read-only
            STATUS        current
            DESCRIPTION   "Status of power supply number 2. If the status is
                          not ok, the value of chassisPs2TestResult gives 
                          more detailed information about the power supply's
                          failure condition(s)."
            ::= { chassisGrp 7 }
    
  • For switches supporting the CISCO-2900-MIB, the object is c2900InfoRedunantPowerSupplyInfo (1.3.6.1.4.1.9.9.87.1.1.9)

    c2900InfoRedunantPowerSupplyInfo OBJECT-TYPE
         SYNTAX  INTEGER {
                 absent(1),
                 connectedFunctional(2),
                 connectedNotFunctional(3),
                 functionalPrimaryFailed(4)
                }
    
         MAX-ACCESS  read-only
         STATUS current
         DESCRIPTION
                "The switch allows a redundant power supply in addition
                 to its local power supply. Only one power source can be
                 supplying power to a unit.
    
                 absent(1) :the redundant power supply is not connected
                            to the switch.
    
                 connectedFunctional(2) : the redundant power supply is
                           connected to the switch and operational.
    
                 connectedNotFunctional(3): the redundant power supply
                           is connected to the switch, but cannot supply
                           power to the system.
    
                 functionalPrimaryFailed(4): the redundant power supply
                           is installed, powered on, and operational,
                           but a failure exists in the local power
                           supply system."
         ::= { c2900SysInfo 9 }
    

Using the RMON alarms and events groups, you can configure the switch so that it sends an alarm in SNMP trap format to the specified management station.

Configure Change of Status Traps in Switches Supporting the CISCO-STACK-MIB

You should configure these commands in a switch supporting the CISCO-STACK-MIB in order to get an RMON event, forwarded as an SNMP trap to the NMS station, when the status of the RPS changes from ok(2) to majorFault(4):

rmon event 65 trap public description "RPS is not ready" owner yourname
rmon event 66 trap public description "RPS is ready" owner yourname
rmon alarm 222 1.3.6.1.4.1.9.5.1.2.7.0 10 
   absolute rising-threshold 4 65 falling-threshold 2 66 owner yourname

Configure Change of Status Traps in Switches Supporting the CISCO-C2900-MIB

You should configure these commands in a switch supporting the CISCO-C2900-MIB in order to get an RMON event, forwarded as a trap to the NMS station, when the status of the RPS changes from connectedFunctional(2) to absent(1):

rmon event 67 trap public description "RPS not ready" owner yourname
rmon event 68 trap public description "RPS ready" owner yourname
rmon alarm 444 1.3.6.1.4.1.9.9.87.1.1.9.0 5 
   absolute rising-threshold 2 68 falling-threshold 1 67 owner yourname

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Updated: Dec 20, 2005
Document ID: 42783