Idea Details

Proper Monitoring of a Cisco FEXs on Cisco Nexus 5k and 7k in CA Spectrum

Last activity 01-30-2018 11:45 AM
Andreas.Horst's profile image
11-20-2017 07:46 AM

Hi all,


we are really struggeling to monitor the FEX uplinks on Cisco Nexus 5k and 7k in in Spectrum.

So an uplink to a FEX is seen as normal interface and not as virtual backplane extention.

So the only sollution currently is to model a Fan out for every FEX, witch relay doesn´t suite our environment.


Its really easy to monitor this on the Switch itself, so why not in spectrum


Fabric interface state:
Po149 - Interface Up. State: Active
Eth3/46 - Interface Up. State: Active
Eth4/46 - Interface Up. State: Active


Kind Regards,



01-30-2018 11:45 AM

you need to do do this for the 6800ia fex switches also.

01-29-2018 05:20 AM

We definitely need that!

11-22-2017 09:29 AM

I agree. Good to have this feature in Spectrum.