14 Replies Latest reply: Aug 2, 2012 10:07 AM by automag928 RSS

Linking outputs from two UDPs & MIBs together

mazydizzle2K10

Hi,

 

currently I am trying to chart and graph CPU utilisation on my Cisco 6500 switches.

 

I have got quite far in that I have followed a couple of posts in this forum and managed to locate the correct MIBs, and display the results in to a table & chart.

 

The only problem is that the labels are horrible.

 

I have followed the Cisco article here http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk648/tk362/technologies_tech_note09186a0080094a94.shtml up to the point where I can display the different UDP pollers in seperate tables and charts. However I need to know whether it is possible to link the 3 MIBs together so that the correct labels are displayed next to each value and so that when I produce a chart, the labels on the chart are also correctly displayed.

 

If you need any more information please let me know. I have followed the article able to a T.

 

Thanks

 

Mario

 
  • Re: Linking outputs from two UDPs & MIBs together
    d09h

    I had similar questions and issues with respect to interface aliases and portsec pollers on Cisco 3560 switches. I found this to be immensely helpful (slapped myself on the head when I realized no SQL queries were required for what I was doing).  Put your pollers in a group together as described here and their relationship can be maintained on your web page:

     

    How to Set Up Multi-Column Table With Custom Device Poller

    • Re: Linking outputs from two UDPs & MIBs together
      mazydizzle2K10

      Thanks for the document mate...

       

      It hasn't completely done what I wanted it to do but it is OK for now.

       

      Basically there are 3 MIB tables that Cisco use to monitor the multiple CPUs in a 6500. You have a MIB that holds the actual CPU utilisation value, then you have a MIOB holding a hardware index, then you have a MIB that links the hardware index to an actual freindly description of the CPU you are monitoring.

       

      What I have had to do is to poll all three MIBs and put them all in the same table. The problem is that when I graph the CPU utilisation values, the legend of each of the values is the hardware index rather than the freindly description. I cannot find a way of substituting the labels on the graph I have produced with the nice freindly descriptions....

       

      Have you come accross that problem before?

       

      Thanks so far!

       

      Mario

      • Re: Linking outputs from two UDPs & MIBs together
        d09h

        Have you used the Universal Device Poller Map Values --> Enumeration Map in the advanced options?  Using it here for converting Cisco power supply values 1-5 so that they become Normal State, warning/non-critical, critical, shutdown, not present (basically the way the MIB is documented).  When you say "friendly descriptions", I believe what I've described above is a use case.  Just a hunch based on what I think I understand about your question.  Translating nerdy MIB-speak into English...or whatever you type in for your enumeration.

         

        I haven't seen helpful documentation in manuals about how to use enumeration (in case moderators are reading--request for documentation to be improved).  Otherwise I'd refer you to the relevant documentation.