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Monitoring PPPoE Sessions with SNMP

Monitoring PPPoE Sessions with SNMP

Last Updated: December 5, 2011

The PPPoE Session Count Management Information Base feature provides the ability to use Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) to monitor in real time the number of PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE) sessions configured on permanent virtual circuits (PVCs) and on a router.

This MIB also supports two SNMP traps that generate notification messages when a PPPoE session-count threshold is reached on any PVC or on the router. The PPPoE session-count thresholds can be configured using the sessions max limitand pppoe max-sessionscommands.

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Prerequisites for Monitoring PPPoE Sessions with SNMP

  • You must understand the concepts described in the "Preparing for Broadband Access Aggregation" module.
  • PPPoE sessions must be established using the procedures in the "Providing Protocol Support for Broadband Access Aggregation of PPPoE Sessions" module.

Restrictions for Monitoring PPPoE Sessions with SNMP

The snmp-server enable traps pppoe command enables SNMP traps only. It does not support inform requests.

Information About Monitoring PPPoE Sessions with SNMP

Network Management Protocol

SNMP is a network management protocol used almost exclusively in TCP/IP networks. SNMP provides a means to monitor and control network devices and to manage configurations, statistics collection, performance, and security. SNMP version 2 supports centralized and distributed network management strategies and includes improvements in the Structure of Management Information (SMI), protocol operations, management architecture, and security.

PPPoE Session Count MIB


Note


Effective with Cisco IOS Release 12.2(28)SB, the pppoe limit max-sessionscommand is replaced by the sessions max limitcommand in BBA group configuration mode. See the sessions max limitcommand for more information.

A MIB is a database of network management information that is used and maintained by a network management protocol, such as SNMP. The value of a MIB object can be changed or retrieved using SNMP commands, usually through a network management system.

The PPPoE Session Count MIB uses two SNMP traps that generate notification messages when a PPPoE session-count threshold is reached on any PVC or on the router. The PPPoE session-count thresholds can be configured using the pppoe limit max-sessions and pppoe max-sessions commands.

The table below describes the objects and tables supported by the PPPoE Session-Count MIB. For a complete description of the MIB, see the PPPoE Sessions Management MIB file CISCO-PPPOE-MIB.my, available through Cisco.com at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/go/mibs .

Table 1 PPPoE Session Count MIB Objects and Tables

Object or Table

Description

cPppoeSystemCurrSessions

Number of PPPoE sessions active on the router.

cPppoeSystemHighWaterSessions

Total number of PPPoE sessions configured on the router since the system was initialized.

cPppoeSystemMaxAllowedSessions

Number of PPPoE sessions that can be configured on the router.

cPppoeSystemThresholdSessions

Threshold value of PPPoE sessions that can be configured on the router.

cPppoeSystemExceededSessionErrors

Accumulated number of errors on the router that have occurred because the cPppoeSystemCurrSessions value exceeded the cPppoeSystemMaxAllowedSessions value.

cPppoeVcCfgTable

PPPoE protocol-related configuration information about the virtual channel links (VCLs).

cPppoeVcSessionsTable

Configuration information and statistics about the number of PPPoE sessions on the VCLs.

cPppoeSystemSessionThresholdTrap

Generates a notification message when the number of PPPoE sessions on the router reaches the configured threshold value.

cPppoeVcSessionThresholdTrap

Generates a notification message when the number of PPPoE sessions on the PVC reaches the configured threshold value.

Benefits of Monitoring PPPoE Sessions with SNMP

The monitoring of PPPoE sessions with SNMP provides the following benefits:

  • It helps manage the number of PPPoE sessions configured on a router or PVC by sending notification messages when the PPPoE session threshold has been reached.
  • It provides a way of tracking PPPoE session information over time.

How to Configure SNMP Monitoring of PPPoE Sessions

Enabling PPPoE Session Count SNMP Traps

Perform this task to enable SNMP traps that send notification messages when PPPoE session thresholds have been reached.

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    snmp-server enable traps pppoe

4.    exit


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
snmp-server enable traps pppoe


Example:

Router(config)# snmp-server enable traps pppoe

 

Enables PPPoE session count SNMP notifications.

 
Step 4
exit


Example:

Router(config)# exit

 

Exits global configuration mode and returns to privileged EXEC mode.

 

Configuring the PPPoE Session-Count Threshold for the Router Using VPDN Groups


Note


Effective with Cisco IOS Release 12.2(28)SB, the pppoe limit max-sessionscommand is replaced by the sessions max limitcommand in BBA group configuration mode. See the sessions max limit command for more information.

Perform this task to configure the PPPoE session-count threshold for the router using VPDN groups.

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    vpdn-group name

4.    accept-dialin

5.    protocol pppoe

6.    virtual-template template-number

7.    pppoe limit max-sessions number-of-sessions [threshold-sessions number-of-sessions]

8.    exit


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
vpdn-group name


Example:

Router(config)# vpdn group dialingroup1

 

Associates a virtual private dialup network (VPDN) group with a customer or VPDN profile and enters VPDN group configuration mode.

 
Step 4
accept-dialin


Example:

Router(config-vpdn)# accept dialin

 

Creates an accept dialin VPDN group and enters VPDN dialin access configuration mode.

 
Step 5
protocol pppoe

Example:

Router(config-vpdn-acc-in)# protocol pppoe

 

Configures the Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) that the VPDN subgroup will use.

 
Step 6
virtual-template template-number


Example:

Router(config-vpdn-acc-in)# virtual template 100

 

Specifies which virtual template will be used to clone virtual access interfaces.

 
Step 7
pppoe limit max-sessions number-of-sessions [threshold-sessions number-of-sessions]


Example:

Router(config-vpdn-acc-in)# pppoe limit max-sessions 4000 threshold-sessions 3000

 

Sets the maximum number of PPPoE sessions that will be permitted on a router, and sets the PPPoE session-count threshold at which an SNMP trap will be generated.

 
Step 8
exit


Example:

Router(config-vpdn-acc-in)# exit

 

Exits VPDN dialin access configuration mode and returns to VPDN group configuration mode.

 

Configuring the PPPoE Session-Count Threshold for the Router Using BBA Groups

Perform this task to configure the PPPoE session-count threshold for the router using BBA groups.

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    bba-group pppoe global

4.    virtual-template template-number

5.    sessions max limit number-of-sessions [threshold number-of-sessions]

6.    exit


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
bba-group pppoe global


Example:

Router(config)# bba-group pppoe global

 

Defines a PPPoE profile and enters BBA group configuration mode.

  • The global keyword creates a profile that serves as the default profile for any PPPoE port that is not assigned a specific profile.
 
Step 4
virtual-template template-number


Example:

Router(config-bba-group)# virtual template 100

 

Specifies which virtual template will be used to clone virtual access interfaces.

 
Step 5
sessions max limit number-of-sessions [threshold number-of-sessions]


Example:

Router(config-bba-group)# sessions max limit 4000 threshold 3000

 

Sets the maximum number of PPPoE sessions that will be permitted on a router, and sets the PPPoE session-count threshold at which an SNMP trap will be generated.

 
Step 6
exit


Example:

Router(config-bba-group)# exit

 

Exits BBA group configuration mode and returns to global configuration mode.

 

Configuring the PPPoE Session-Count Threshold for a PVC

Perform this task to configure the PPPoE session-count threshold for a PVC.

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    interface atm interface-number [. subinterface-number {mpls | multipoint | point-to-point}]

4.    pvc [name] vpi / vci

5.    pppoe max-sessions number-of-sessions [threshold-sessions number-of-sessions]

6.    exit


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
interface atm interface-number [. subinterface-number {mpls | multipoint | point-to-point}]


Example:

Router(config)# interface atm 0/0/0.3 point-to-point

 

Configures the ATM interface and enters interface configuration mode.

Note    To determine the correct form of the interface atm command, consult your ATM network module, port adapter, or router documentation.
 
Step 4
pvc [name] vpi / vci


Example:

Router(config-if)# pvc 5/120

 

Configures the PVC and enters ATM VC configuration mode.

 
Step 5
pppoe max-sessions number-of-sessions [threshold-sessions number-of-sessions]


Example:

Router(config-if-atm-vc)# pppoe max-sessions 5 threshold-sessions 3

 

Sets the maximum number of PPPoE sessions that will be permitted on an ATM PVC, PVC range, VC class, or VLAN, and sets the PPPoE session-count threshold at which an SNMP trap will be generated.

 
Step 6
exit


Example:

Router(config-if-atm-vc)# exit

 

Exits ATM virtual circuit configuration mode and returns to interface configuration mode.

 

Configuring the PPPoE Session-Count Threshold for a VC Class

Perform this task to configure the PPPoE session-count threshold for a VC class.

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    vc-class atm name

4.    pppoe max-sessions number-of-sessions [threshold-sessions number-of-sessions]

5.    exit


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
vc-class atm name


Example:

Router(config)# vc-class atm main

 

Creates a VC class for an ATM PVC, or SVC, or ATM interface and enters ATM VC class configuration mode.

 
Step 4
pppoe max-sessions number-of-sessions [threshold-sessions number-of-sessions]


Example:

Router(config-vc-class)# pppoe max-sessions 7 threshold-sessions 3

 

Sets the maximum number of PPPoE sessions that will be permitted on an ATM PVC, PVC range, VC class, or VLAN, and sets the PPPoE session-count threshold at which an SNMP trap will be generated.

 
Step 5
exit


Example:

Router(config-vc-class)# exit

 

Exits ATM VC class configuration mode and returns to global configuration mode.

 

Configuring the PPPoE Session-Count Threshold for an ATM PVC Range

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    interface atm interface-number [. subinterface-number {mpls | multipoint | point-to-point}]

4.    range [range-name] pvc start-vpi/start-vci end-vpi/end-vci

5.    pppoe max-sessions number-of-sessions [threshold-sessions number-of-sessions]

6.    exit


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
interface atm interface-number [. subinterface-number {mpls | multipoint | point-to-point}]


Example:

Router(config)# interface atm 0/0/0.3 point-to-point

 

Configures the ATM interface and enters interface configuration mode.

Note    To determine the correct form of the interface atm command, consult your ATM network module, port adapter, or router documentation.
 
Step 4
range [range-name] pvc start-vpi/start-vci end-vpi/end-vci


Example:

Router(config-if)# range pvc 3/100 3/105

 

Defines a range of ATM PVCs and enters ATM PVC range configuration mode.

 
Step 5
pppoe max-sessions number-of-sessions [threshold-sessions number-of-sessions]


Example:

Router(config-if-atm-range)# pppoe max-sessions 20 threshold-sessions 15

 

Sets the maximum number of PPPoE sessions that will be permitted on an ATM PVC, PVC range, VC class, or VLAN, and sets the PPPoE session-count threshold at which an SNMP trap will be generated.

 
Step 6
exit


Example:

Router(config-if-atm-range)# exit

 

Exits ATM PVC range configuration mode and returns to global configuration mode.

 

Configuring the PPPoE Session-Count Threshold for an Individual PVC Within a Range

Perform this task to configure the PPPoE session-count threshold for an individual PVC within an ATM PVC range.

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    interface atm interface-number [. subinterface-number {mpls | multipoint | point-to-point}]

4.    range [range-name] pvc start-vpi / start-vci end-vpi /end-vci

5.    pvc-in-range [pvc-name] [vpi / vci]

6.    pppoe max-sessions number-of-sessions [threshold-sessions number-of-sessions]

7.    exit


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
interface atm interface-number [. subinterface-number {mpls | multipoint | point-to-point}]


Example:

Router(config)# interface atm6/0.110 multipoint

 

Configures the ATM interface and enters interface configuration mode.

Note    To determine the correct form of the interface atm command, consult your ATM network module, port adapter, or router documentation.
 
Step 4
range [range-name] pvc start-vpi / start-vci end-vpi /end-vci


Example:

Router(config-if)# range range1 pvc 3/100 4/199

 

Defines a range of ATM PVCs and enters ATM PVC range configuration mode.

 
Step 5
pvc-in-range [pvc-name] [vpi / vci]


Example:

Router(config-if-atm-range)# pvc-in-range pvc1 3/104

 

Configures an individual PVC within a PVC range and enters ATM PVC-in-range configuration mode.

 
Step 6
pppoe max-sessions number-of-sessions [threshold-sessions number-of-sessions]


Example:

Router(config-if-atm-range-pvc)# pppoe max-sessions 10 threshold-sessions 3

 

Sets the maximum number of PPPoE sessions that will be permitted on an ATM PVC, PVC range, VC class, or VLAN, and sets the PPPoE session-count threshold at which an SNMP trap will be generated.

 
Step 7
exit


Example:

Router(config-if-atm-range-pvc)# exit

 

Exits ATM PVC in-range configuration mode and returns to ATM PVC range configuration mode.

 

Verifying PPPoE Session-Count Thresholds

Use the following task to verify PPPoE session-count thresholds:

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    more system:running config


DETAILED STEPS
Step 1   enable

Use this command to enable privileged EXEC mode. Enter your password when prompted.



Example:
Router> enable
Step 2   more system:running config

Use this command to display the running configuration.



Example:
Router# more system:running config
Building configuration...
Current configuration:
!
version 12.3
no service udp-small-servers
no service tcp-small-servers
!
hostname Router2
!
.
.
.
!
end

Monitoring and Maintaining PPPoE Session Counts and SNMP Notifications

Perform the following task to monitor PPPoE sessions counts and SNMP notifications:

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    debug snmp packets

3.    debug pppoe errors interface atm interface-number

4.    debug pppoe events interface atm interface-number vc vci-value

5.    show vpdn [session] [packets] [tunnel] [all]


DETAILED STEPS
Step 1   enable

Use this command to enable privileged EXEC mode. Enter your password when prompted.



Example:
Router> enable
Step 2   debug snmp packets

Use this command to display information about every SNMP packet sent or received by the router:



Example:
Router# debug snmp packets
SNMP: Packet received via UDP from 172.16.63.17 on Ethernet0 
SNMP: Get-next request, reqid 23584, errstat 0, erridx 0 
 sysUpTime = NULL TYPE/VALUE 
 system.1 = NULL TYPE/VALUE 
 system.6 = NULL TYPE/VALUE
SNMP: Response, reqid 23584, errstat 0, erridx 0 
 sysUpTime.0 = 2217027 
 system.1.0 = Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software 
 system.6.0 = 
SNMP: Packet sent via UDP to 172.16.63.17
Step 3   debug pppoe errors interface atm interface-number

Use this command to display PPPoE protocol errors that prevent a session from being established or errors that cause an established session to be closed:



Example:
Router# debug pppoe errors interface atm 1/0.10
PPPoE protocol errors debugging is on 
Router# 
00:44:30:PPPoE 0:Max session count(1) on mac(00b0.c2e9.c470) reached. 
00:44:30:PPPoE 0:Over limit or Resource low. R:00b0.c2e9.c470 L:ffff.ffff.ffff 0/101 
ATM1/0.10 
Step 4   debug pppoe events interface atm interface-number vc vci-value

Use this command to display PPPoE protocol messages about events that are part of normal session establishment or shutdown:



Example:
Router# debug pppoe events interface atm 1/0.10 vc 101 
PPPoE protocol events debugging is on 
Router# 
00:41:55:PPPoE 0:I PADI  R:00b0.c2e9.c470 L:ffff.ffff.ffff 0/101 ATM1/0.10 
00:41:55:PPPoE 0:O PADO, R:00b0.c2e9.c470 L:0001.c9f0.0c1c 0/101 ATM1/0.10 
00:41:55:PPPoE 0:I PADR  R:00b0.c2e9.c470 L:0001.c9f0.0c1c 0/101 ATM1/0.10 
00:41:55:PPPoE :encap string prepared 
00:41:55:[3]PPPoE 3:Access IE handle allocated 
00:41:55:[3]PPPoE 3:pppoe SSS switch updated 
00:41:55:[3]PPPoE 3:AAA unique ID allocated 
00:41:55:[3]PPPoE 3:No AAA accounting method list 
00:41:55:[3]PPPoE 3:Service request sent to SSS 
00:41:55:[3]PPPoE 3:Created  R:0001.c9f0.0c1c L:00b0.c2e9.c470 0/101 ATM1/0.10 
00:41:55:[3]PPPoE 3:State REQ_NASPORT    Event MORE_KEYS 
00:41:55:[3]PPPoE 3:O PADS  R:00b0.c2e9.c470 L:0001.c9f0.0c1c 0/101 ATM1/0.10 
00:41:55:[3]PPPoE 3:State START_PPP    Event DYN_BIND 
00:41:55:[3]PPPoE 3:data path set to PPP 
00:41:57:[3]PPPoE 3:State LCP_NEGO    Event PPP_LOCAL 
00:41:57:PPPoE 3/SB:Sent vtemplate request on base Vi2 
00:41:57:[3]PPPoE 3:State CREATE_VA    Event VA_RESP 
00:41:57:[3]PPPoE 3:Vi2.1 interface obtained 
00:41:57:[3]PPPoE 3:State PTA_BIND    Event STAT_BIND 
00:41:57:[3]PPPoE 3:data path set to Virtual Access 
00:41:57:[3]PPPoE 3:Connected PTA 
Step 5   show vpdn [session] [packets] [tunnel] [all]

Use this command to display information about active Level 2 Forwarding (L2F) protocol tunnel and message identifiers on a VPDN:



Example:
Router# show vpdn session
%No active L2TP tunnels
%No active L2F tunnels
PPPoE Session Information Total tunnels 1 sessions 1
PPPoE Session Information
SID        RemMAC          LocMAC       Intf    VASt    OIntf    VC
1       0010.7b01.2cd9  0090.ab13.bca8  Vi4     UP      AT6/0   0/10

Configuration Examples for Monitoring PPPoE Sessions with SNMP

Configuring PPPoE Session-Count SNMP Traps Example

The following example shows how to enable the router to send PPPoE session-count SNMP notifications to the host at the address 10.64.131.20:

snmp-server community public RW
snmp-server enable traps pppoe
snmp-server host 10.64.131.20 version 2c public udp-port 1717

PPPoE Session-Count Threshold for the Router Example


Note


Effective with Cisco IOS Release 12.2(28)SB, the pppoe limit max-sessionscommand is replaced by the sessions max limitcommand in BBA group configuration mode. See the sessions max limit command for more information.

The following example shows a limit of 4000 PPPoE sessions configured for the router through VPDN groups. The PPPoE session-count threshold is set at 3000 sessions, so when the number of PPPoE sessions on the router reaches 3000, an SNMP trap will be generated.

vpdn enable
no vpdn logging
!
vpdn-group 1
accept-dialin
protocol pppoe
virtual-template 1
pppoe limit max-sessions 4000 threshold-sessions 3000

The following example shows a limit of 4000 PPPoE sessions configured for the router through BBA groups. The PPPoE session-count threshold is set at 3000 sessions, so when the number of PPPoE sessions on the router reaches 3000, an SNMP trap will be generated.

bba-group pppoe global
 virtual-template 1
  sessions max limit 4000 threshold 3000

PPPoE Session-Count Threshold for a PVC Example

The following example shows a limit of five PPPoE sessions configured for the PVC. The PPPoE session-count threshold is set at three sessions, so when the number of PPPoE sessions on the PVC reaches three, an SNMP trap will be generated.

interface ATM 0/0/0
 ip address 10.0.0.1 255.255.255.0
 no atm ilmi-keepalive
 pvc 5/120
  protocol ip 10.0.0.2 broadcast
  pppoe max-sessions 5 threshold-sessions 3
  protocol pppoe

PPPoE Session-Count Threshold for a VC Class Example

The following example shows a limit of seven PPPoE sessions configured for a VC class called "main." The PPPoE session-count threshold is set at three sessions, so when the number of PPPoE sessions for the VC class reaches three, an SNMP trap will be generated.

vc-class atm main
 pppoe max-sessions 7 threshold-sessions 3

PPPoE Session-Count Threshold for a PVC Range Example

The following example shows a limit of 20 PPPoE sessions configured for the PVC range. The PPPoE session-count threshold will also be 20 sessions because when the session-count threshold has not been explicitly configured, it defaults to the PPPoE session limit. An SNMP trap will be generated when the number of PPPoE sessions for the range reaches 20.

interface ATM 0/0/0.3 point-to-point
 range pvc 3/100 3/105
  pppoe max-sessions 20
  protocol pppoe

PPPoE Session-Count Threshold for an Individual PVC Within a PVC Range Example

The following example shows a limit of ten PPPoE sessions configured for pvc1. The PPPoE session-count threshold is set at three sessions, so when the number of PPPoE sessions for the PVC reaches three, an SNMP trap will be generated.

interface atm 6/0.110 multipoint
 range range1 pvc 100 4/199
  pvc-in-range pvc1 3/104
   pppoe max-sessions 10 threshold-sessions 3

Where to Go Next

  • If you want to establish PPPoE session limits for sessions on a specific PVC or VLAN configured on an L2TP access concentrator, refer to the "Establishing PPPoE Session Limits per NAS Port" module.
  • If you want to use service tags to enable a PPPoE server to offer PPPoE clients a selection of service during call setup, refer to the "Offering PPPoE Clients a Selection of Services During Call Setup" module.
  • If you want to enable an L2TP access concentrator to relay active discovery and service selection functionality for PPPoE over an L2TP control channel to a LNS or tunnel switch, refer to the "Enabling PPPoE Relay Discovery and Service Selection Functionality" module.
  • If you want to configure the transfer upstream of the PPPoX session speed value, refer to the "Configuring Upstream Connection Speed Transfer" module.
  • If you want to identify a physical subscriber line for RADIUS communication with a RADIUS server, refer to the "Identifying the Physical Subscriber Line for RADIUS Access and Accounting" module.
  • If you want to configure a Cisco Subscriber Service Switch, refer to the "Configuring Cisco Subscriber Service Switch Policies" module.

Additional References

The following sections provide references related to monitoring PPPoE sessions with SNMP.

Related Documents

Related Topic

Document Title

Broadband access aggregation concepts

Understanding Broadband Access Aggregation

Tasks for preparing for broadband access aggregation

Preparing for Broadband Access Aggregation

Configuring PPPoE sessions

Providing Protocol Support for Broadband Access Aggregation of PPPoE Sessions

Establishing PPPoE session limits for sessions on a specific PVC or VLAN configured on an L2TP access concentrator

Establishing PPPoE Session Limits per NAS Port

Using service tags to enable a PPPoE server to offer PPPoE clients a selection of service during call setup

Offering PPPoE Clients a Selection of Services During Call Setup

Enabling an L2TP access concentrator to relay active discovery and service selection functionality for PPPoE over an L2TP control channel to a LNS or tunnel switch

Enabling PPPoE Relay Discovery and Service Selection Functionality

Configuring the transfer upstream of the PPPoX session speed value

Configuring Upstream Connection Speed Transfer

Identifying a physical subscriber line for RADIUS communication with a RADIUS server

Identifying the Physical Subscriber Line for RADIUS Access and Accounting

Configuring a Cisco Subscriber Service Switch

Configuring Cisco Subscriber Service Switch Policies

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PPPoE Session Count MIB

To locate and download MIBs for selected platforms, Cisco IOS releases, and feature sets, use Cisco MIB Locator found at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/go/mibs

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Feature Information for Monitoring PPPoE Sessions with SNMP

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Table 2 Feature Information for Monitoring PPPoE Sessions with SNMP

Feature Name

Releases

Feature Configuration Information

PPPoE Session Count MIB

12.2(1)DC 12.2(8)T 12.2(33)SRC

This feature provides the ability to use Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) to monitor in real time the number of PPP over Ethernet sessions configured on permanent virtual circuits (PVCs) and on a router.

The following commands were introduced or modified: pppoe limit max-sessions, pppoe max-sessions, sessions max limit.

Glossary

ATM --Asynchronous Transfer Mode. The international standard for cell relay in which multiple service types (such as voice, video, or data) are conveyed in fixed-length (53-byte) cells. Fixed-length cells allow cell processing to occur in hardware, thereby reducing transit delays. ATM is designed to take advantage of high-speed transmission media, such as E3, SONET, and T3.

MIB --Management Information Base. Database of network management information that is used and maintained by a network management protocol such as SNMP. The value of a MIB object can be changed or retrieved using SNMP commands, usually through a network management system (NMS). MIB objects are organized in a tree structure that includes public (standard) and private (proprietary) branches.

PVC --Permanent Virtual Circuit. Virtual circuit that is permanently established. PVCs save bandwidth associated with circuit establishment and teardown in situations where certain virtual circuits must exist all the time. In ATM terminology, PVC also stands for permanent virtual connection.

SNMP --Simple Network Management Protocol. An application-layer protocol that provides a message format for communication between SNMP managers and agents and is exclusively used in TCP/IP networks. SNMP provides a means to monitor and control network devices and to manage configurations, statistics collection, performance, and security.

trap --A message from an SNMP agent alerting the SNMP manager to a condition on the network.

VCI --Virtual Channel Identifier. 16-bit field in the header of an ATM cell. The VCI, together with the VPI, is used to identify the next destination of a cell as it passes through a series of ATM switches on its way to its destination. ATM switches use the VPI/VCI fields to identify the next network VCL that a cell needs to transit on its way to its final destination.

VCL --Virtual Channel Link. Connection between two ATM devices.

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