Monitoring Cisco MDS 9000 series switches

OpManager provides monitoring and management of Cisco MDS switches

Models Supported

  • Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches
  • Cisco SN 5428-K9 Storage Router

Features Supported

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  • Fabric Switch
  • Fabric switch ports
  • Bandwidth Utilization
  • Port Frame Error Rate
  • Port In Drop Rate
  • Port Out Drop Rate
  • Rx Utilization
  • Rx Throughput
  • Tx Utilization
  • Rx Throughput
  • Total Throughput
  • Fabric Switch Status
  • Switch Port status
  • Availability
  • Switch Summary
  • Switch Zoning
  • Switch Port statistics
  • VSAN information
  • Interconnect details
  • Real Time graphs

Prerequisites for monitoring Cisco MDS Switches

OpManager by default uses 'public' snmp community for discovery. This community should have read access right.

In case your read community is different , please provide the same while adding switch in OpManager.

You can check the community names (and their access rights) configured in your MDS switch by issuing the command "show snmp community" via telnet to switch.

To set the access rights for a community in your cisco switch , you need to do the following ,

  • Go to config mode , by typing the command config t
  • Set the snmp community by typing the command snmp-server community <community> <rw | ro>
    • For example, to set read-only access right to "public" community you can type ,
      • snmp-server community public ros

Register OpManager server IP address as a trap destination for the Cisco Switch.

Check if the server running OpManager is registered as a trap destination in the switch by issuing the command
"show snmp host
" via telnet to switch.

This should have an entry with OpManager server IP and port 162

If entry is not available, use snmp-server host <host_address> traps command to specify Trap Recipient.

Note : For more details check Cisco MDS 9000 Family Command Reference Guide.

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