User Guide for the Cisco Network Analysis Module Virtual Service Blades, 4.2
Viewing Alarms
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Viewing Alarms

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Viewing Alarms

Viewing NAM Threshold Alarms

Viewing Alarms

Alarms are predefined conditions based on a rising data threshold, a falling data threshold, or both. You can set thresholds and alarms on various network parameters such as increased utilization, severe application response delays, and voice quality degradation and be alerted to potential problems.

Note NAM 4.1 supports IPv6 for all alarm functionality.

Figure 6-1 Alarms Window

Note NAM-1 and NAM-2 devices list Chassis as the second option instead of Managed Device and provide alarms generated by Catalyst 6000 Series Switches, Catalyst 6500 Series Switches, and Cisco 7600 Series Routers.

You can set up the following:

Alarm events based on an SNMP trap community string

See Setting Up Alarm Events, page 3-49 for more detailed information.

Alarm thresholds based on parameters you specify from a list of pre-selected variables

See Setting Alarm Thresholds, page 3-50 for more detailed information.

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.

Syslog messages are created for MIB threshold events or systems alerts.

Viewing NAM Threshold Alarms

The NAM Threshold Alarms window displays all threshold-crossing events for NAM MIB thresholds and NAM voice-monitoring thresholds.

Step 1 Choose Alarms > NAM.

Step 2 The NAM Threshold Alarms window, Table 6-1, displays.

Table 6-1 NAM Threshold Alarms 



Date the alarm occurred.


Time the alarm occurred.


Description of the alarm.


Alarm variable that was triggered.

Alarm Value

Value of the alarm.


Alarm message.

Step 3 To clear the screen, click Clear.

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