3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 20, 2009 4:34 AM by Joe Public

    The Old ISDN Question

    Joe Public

      We are on 9.5 SP 3 and i want to monitor our ISDN interfaces and show a visible alert when they come active.

      I've set the interfaces to unplugged but although i do get a useful email now, the status of the node doesn't change and i get no visible alert to the fact that an ISDN infterface has just come up. I would like some knid of warning, that can be seen on the web interface.

      Could someone point me to a solution to this? I was under the impression this was available on this release.

        • Re: The Old ISDN Question
          Joe Public

          Never mind ... i've got it working.

            • Re: The Old ISDN Question

              Thanks for sharing.....

                • Re: The Old ISDN Question
                  Joe Public

                  Well as this was another half arsed attempt by solarwinds at giving us ISDN monitoring, the way to do it is quite long winded. I don't know why this should be so difficult, WhatsUpGold has provided this for about the last 8 years., however here's what i did.

                  First all of the ISDN interfaces that receive connecctions i marked as unplugged. This was a pain as we have 12 ISDN 30 lines that required each individual interface marking. Thats 360 interfaces which you can't even do in a batch :-(

                  Next i created a map and put all the unplugged interfaces on the map, so when an interface makes a connection it flags as up.

                  Lastly .. just so it was more clear to our service desk, i changed the Unplugged icon to be a large red trianlge (downloaded from the web and replaced the solarwinds as there is very little choice in Network Atlas - another really weak piece of software) so that its normal status would be down and when up would change to a green circle.

                  So a very long winded solution to what should be such an easy task.