User Guide for Cisco Network Analysis Module Traffic Analyzer, 3.6
Viewing Alarms
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Viewing Alarms

Table Of Contents

Viewing Alarms

Viewing the NAM Log

Viewing the Switch Log


Viewing Alarms


Alarms are predefined conditions based on a rising data threshold, a falling data threshold, or both. You can set thresholds for the NAM MIB, NAM voice-monitoring, or the switch from the Setup tab. For information on setting up NAM MIB thresholds, NAM voice-monitoring thresholds, and switch thresholds, see the "Setting Alarm Thresholds" section on page 3-55.


Note You can use an external SNMP manager to set up thresholds for NAM MIB variables by configuring the alarm and event tables in the NAM. However, you can set up thresholds for voice-monitoring variables only with the Catalyst 6500 NAM Traffic Analyzer.


Syslog messages are created for MIB threshold events, voice threshold events, or systems alerts. You can view two alarm logs:

Viewing the NAM Log.

Viewing the Switch Log.


Note The Switch Log does not apply to NM-NAM and NME-NAM devices.


Viewing the NAM Log

The NAM log displays all threshold events for NAM MIB thresholds and NAM voice-monitoring thresholds.


Step 1 Choose Alarms > NAM.

Step 2 The NAM Threshold Alarms window, Table 7-1, displays.

Table 7-1 NAM Threshold Alarms 

Field
Description

Date

Date the alarm occurred.

Time

Time the alarm occurred.

Description

Description of the alarm.

Variable

Alarm variable that was triggered.

Alarm Value

Value of the alarm.

Message

Alarm message.


Step 3 To clear the screen, click Clear.



Tip To turn off auto refresh, deselect the Auto Refresh check box.


Viewing the Switch Log


Note This section does not apply to NM-NAM and NME-NAM devices.


The switch log displays the RMON log table from the switch mini-RMON MIB.

You can set up switch thresholds from the application using the switch CLI or by an external SNMP manager configuring the switch mini-RMON MIB.

For information on using the application to set up switch thresholds, see the "Creating Switch Thresholds" section on page 3-61.

For information on using the switch CLI, see Catalyst 6000 Content Switching Module Installation and Configuration Note.


Step 1 Choose Alarms > Switch.

The Switch Threshold Alarms window (Table 7-2) displays.

Table 7-2 Switch Threshold Alarms 

Field
Description

Date

The date the alarm.

Time

Time the alarm occurred.

Description

Description of the alarm.




Tip To turn off auto refresh, deselect the Auto Refresh check box.