1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 24, 2009 9:37 AM by lchance

    MIB Walk Overhead


      We are running NPM on a network of approx 50 servers and 18 network devices. How much overhead (network and CPU on end device) does the Toolset MIB Walk generate?




        • Re: MIB Walk Overhead

          i think you'll only see overhead on the device you are walking. that is, the device's CPU and it's interface handling the traffic for the walk. this has been my experience. there might be some older devices which could potentially crash with a heavy mib walk. i think Cisco has fixed most of them to prevent this type of intense mib query.

          your overall network traffic/performance will probably not show any impact, unless of course, you're walking numerous devices at the same instance, then that might be considered DDos and could impact many users.