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  • 1.  Brocade Network Advisor Alerts

    Posted 03-07-2014 10:13 AM

    Does any one has a guide or setup infor to monitor port events with brocade network far i have enabled email notification and created some default notification, so far nothing coming out to my email, how do i test for

    1. Port when offline

    2. Port disabled

    3. Port exceeds threshold

    4.Any other impt events

    There is custom MIBS to enable lot of notification but i could find nothing i can test that would generate email when i disable the port ( just testing) i am more interested in port going offline.

    Any documents  or info on customizing alerts would help


  • 2.  Re: Brocade Network Advisor Alerts

    Posted 03-10-2014 05:13 AM

    Maybe a dumb question - but is your device authorized to send email via the SNMP server rely?


  • 3.  Re: Brocade Network Advisor Alerts

    Posted 03-10-2014 03:38 PM

    I can receive all kind of frevelous email alert from the BNA server but no port or brocades issue alerts.

    I have created multiple event alerts with defaults and custom event and none are generating any thing.

    SNMP setup was completed and i have assigned RO access initially and now its RW.

    I just dont see any thing worng with config , not sure why its not generating any alerts.

    If someone has event examples please let me know


    If i get a chance i can post the pic of the alerts


  • 4.  Re: Brocade Network Advisor Alerts

    Posted 03-11-2014 07:59 AM

    So far i have done the follwoing

    1. Verified server SNMP service where BNA is installed is accepting snmp from any host , service is up ( both snmp & snmp trap listener),

    2. Verified that server is listening to SNMP Traffic from any host via

    netstat -na|findstr 161

    netstat -aon


    UDP             *:*                                    5060
    UDP            *:*                                    1904

    Server firewall has port 161 n 162 exception and its also off.

    On the switch:

    SNMPv3 USM configuration:
    User 1 (rw): snmpadmin1
            Auth Protocol: MD5
            Priv Protocol: noPriv
            Engine ID: 80:00:06:34:03:00:50:56:91:00:56

    & SNMP Trap config has valid server ip and port 162 listed.

    Event alerts are configured to monitor events on BNA

    One port is offline delibratly

    No events received so far

    i tried using paessler snmp tester V 5.1.2 and althouht i can do Read device uptime it gets an error when reading snmp walk

    Note: i have not supplied any MIB or Walk string ( leaving it empty meaning check all)

    got an error -2007/-2003


  • 5.  Re: Brocade Network Advisor Alerts

    Posted 03-11-2014 10:47 AM

    It appears my server to switch or switch to server communication for snmp is not working.

    I downloaded snmpwalk and try to do test

    C:\temp\snmpwalk>SnmpWalk.exe -r: SnmpWalk v1.01 - Copyright (C) 2009 SnmpSoft Company [ More useful network tools on ]

    %Failed to get value of SNMP variable. Timeout.

    But i got a timeout, which does not occur when i run the same software\cmd from my desktop ?

     running out of ideas here


  • 6.  Re: Brocade Network Advisor Alerts-Update

    Posted 03-11-2014 11:09 AM

    When i changed my discovery from manaul to auto and reconfigured the switch snmp with auto on BNA my snmpmibwalk works to all the switches now.

    Still no sign of any alerts


  • 7.  Re: Brocade Network Advisor Alerts-Update

    Posted 03-11-2014 01:21 PM

    Do i need addtional MIBS imported to BNA ? i could not find any download on Brocade and 3rd party downloads not working, please correct me if i am wrong

    I see that several MIBS are preloaded in BNA if you select Traps, so i dont think i need to import addtional MIBS but since i am having issues with getting alerts i cam checking.

    So far no events have been received dispite fully configured switches and BNA, if someone has a working document on how to setup BNA V 12 on Windows please let me know, this is getting to be very sticky issue


  • 8.  Re: Brocade Network Advisor Alerts-Update

    Posted 03-27-2014 08:47 AM



    there is a snmptraps --send command which may help you test which traps if any are being recieved by BNA