Router/switch command requirements

MIBS, SMMPv1, SMMPv2, SMMPv3 and management
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Router/switch command requirements

Post by Guest » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:33 pm


Can anyone tell me what specific commands need to be configured on devices to be completely managed and monitored by Ciscoworks?

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Re:Router/switch command requirements

Post by Guest » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:01 pm


This is really a loaded question since it depends on the type of device, desired protocols/protocol versions, authentication scheme, etc..  For a standard IOS device for which you want to use SNMPv1/v2c and telnet with VTY authentication for management, you will need this:enable secret ENABLE_PASSWORDlogging CISCOWORKS_IPsnmp-server community ROCOMM ROsnmp-server community RWCOMM RWsnmp-server enable trapssnmp-server host CISCOWORKS_IP traps ROCOMMline vty 0 15password VTY_PASSWORDtransport input telnet

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Re:Router/switch command requirements

Post by Guest » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:56 pm


I assume the logging is what sends the syslog events to CW, and the SNMP-SERVER is what sends the TRAPS. What if something like MARS is being used in the network? I don't know much about MARS, but my understanding its a central repository for managing events across multiple platforms. How does this tie in with CW?

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Re:Router/switch command requirements

Post by Guest » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:25 pm


Yes, the logging and the trap statements are for CiscoWorks syslog analysis and DFM respectively.  If you are using MARS for syslog, you can choose to send syslog messages to MARS exclusively, or send them to both RME and MARS.  I do recommend you still send syslog messages to RME as RME can react to certain messages, and kick of a config or inventory collection in near real-time.

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