How to create a threshold based alert profile?

    It involves 4 simple steps to create a new threshold based alert. Follow the steps below:

    1. Go to Settings > NetFlow > Alert Profiles
    2. Click on "Add" new profile
    3. Select Source as IP group/Interface group/Interface. Click on "Modify Selection" to select a particular interface
    4. Next, Provide Criteria such as:
      • Generate alert for IN / OUT / combined traffic
      • Provide a particular IP address / IP Network / IP Range / Protocol / DSCP value / Application
      • Enable alert for business hours
      • Select time zone
      • Exclude weekends
    5. Define threshold.
      • Select Utilization / Volume / Speed / Packets
      • Suppose to define threshold for Utilization, provide "<" or ">", utilization %, n times, minutes, severity and notification details
        Note: i. You can select the severity level as Critical, Trouble or Attention.
        ii. Notification can be either selected as Email / SNMP Trap / SMS / SDP Ticket
      • Enable alert for business hours
      • Select time zone
      • Exclude weekends

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    How to enable the link-down alert?

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    To enable "Link down" alert,

    1. Go to Settings > NetFlow > Alert Profiles.
    2. Click on "Link Down" Profile name.
    3. Edit Profile name if needed.
    4. Select interfaces.
    5. Provide email id or ticket details to send alerts.
    6. Optional: Get alert when no flow is received.
    7. Click Update.

    How to enable no flow alert?

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    To enable "No flow" alert follow the same steps as link down alert,

    1. Go to Settings > NetFlow > Alert Profiles
    2. Click on "Link Down" Profile name
    3. Edit Profile name if needed
    4. Select interfaces
    5. Provide email id or ticket details to send alerts.
    6. Click on no flow alert (alert when no flows are received for 5 mins)
    7. Click Update

    How to edit an existing alert profile?

    Click on Alert Profile Name under Settings > NetFlow > Alert Profile. Modify threshold / interfaces selection / alert name and Save.

    How do I get notified for a threshold violation? 

    Ans: A threshold violation can be notified in 3 ways:

    1. Email notification
    2. SNMP Trap
    3. SMS notification
    4. Log a ticket

    Go to "Define threshold" and provide the details:

    1. For Email notification provide email id.
    2. For SNMP Trap provide Server:Port:Community.
    3. For SMS notification provide mobile number.
    4. For logging the alert as a ticket, provide ticket details such as category, priority and the technician to whom it should be assigned to, and group.

    How to enable business hour alert?

    1. Click Settings > NetFlow > Alert Profile
    2. Click "Add"
    3. Under Criteria, click "enable" for Business Hour Alerts
    4. Provide other information for creating an Alert Profile
    5. Save the Alert Profile