View Only
  • 1.  How to force an alert?

    Posted Jan 30, 2019 07:45 AM

    Which command to force an alert?


    I need to do a test by sending a trap monitoring the connection of the OSA board. For this, I need the alert to be fired eventually.

  • 2.  Re: How to force an alert?
    Best Answer

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Jan 30, 2019 11:15 AM

    Hi Francisco,  

    About your request on 'Forcing an Alert'.. What are you actually trying to use... 

    Reacting on SNMP messages?   Or sending SNMP messages?  

    What product are you referring to?  Is it CA OPS/MVS or is it CA Automation Point..


    Please provide us a little more information about this..



    Hennie Hermans

    Principal Support Engineer


  • 3.  Re: How to force an alert?

    Posted Jan 30, 2019 02:45 PM

    I need to send an SNMP TRAP, but of a specific metric (STACK - ifStatusOper)

  • 4.  Re: How to force an alert?

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Feb 04, 2019 01:09 PM

    Hi Felix,

    Easiest way to do that is as follows:

    1. =/ipmon

    2. Filter stack from command line

    3. Action 'WI' against the stack

    4. Tab down until you see that  ifStatusOper attribute for the Link/Qualifier you want

    5.  UA   e  Fs ifStatusOper

    6.  From here just create a bogus value that you know will create an alert condition

    7.  You can either create an ACTION that has a SNMPTRAP, or you can use =/PARM - Alerts, and create an Alert Forwarder as an SNMP trap.