3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 17, 2008 1:16 PM by ramirezh

    Monitoring frame relay interfaces

      This is probably answered someplace on the forums here, but my search-fu is weak this morning :)

      All of our branches are connected back to us by a frame relay network, which means that on the router we have the physical serial interface configured, and then a frame relay subinterface for the actual connection back to the network.  Currently we are monitoring both interfaces, so that means that the "Top Utilization" plugin on the web dashboard has two interfaces listed for every router, when that router has high utilization on the serial interfaces (one for the serial interface, and one for the frame relay interface).  Two questions:

       

      1.) What advantage (if any) do I get for monitoring both the serial interface and the frame relay interface?

       

      2.) If there is an advantage, is there a way I can only list one interface on the web site for the "Top 10 Interfaces by Percent Utilization" plugin?

        • Re: Monitoring frame relay interfaces

           Come on, I *know* someone has to know *something* :-)

          • Re: Monitoring frame relay interfaces
            torrielw

            Our environment is similiar and what I have done is setup custom properties (using custom propery editor) for the different interfaces (Example physical, sub, loopback or tunnel we use two carriers for backup ckts so I identify them using the carriers name). Then  on the Top 10 page I can edit (using sql statements like 'IfType = 'ATT_WAN') what interfaces I want to see ....only pvc or only wan interfaces, etc. My engineers have upgraded the pvc (sub interface) if they appeared too over utilized.


             


            I only administer our monitoring systems so I can't answer if there are any advantages.


             


            Hope that helps.

            • Re: Monitoring frame relay interfaces
              I'm very interested in what responses this thread gets.  I have the same question/doubt as the original poster.