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  • 1.  VDX - SNMP server location per rbridge?

    Posted 05-18-2018 21:24

    We have several VDX 6740 switches that are in a single VCS fabric, however the switches are in different locations in our data center. Does anyone know if it's possible to set a unique SNMP location for each switch/rbridge instead of for the entire logical chassis? Our NMS can utilize this field to immediately tell our technicians which row/cabinet to visit if there's an issue.

    Right now, our configuration looks like:

    snmp-server contact "IT Network Ops"
    snmp-server location "GP1 DC"
    snmp-server community [redacted] groupname ROv2c ipv4-acl snmp
    snmp-server view All 1 included
    snmp-server group ROv2c v2c read All[/code]
    In the rbridge context, I do see some SNMP options, but nothing that appears to let me set the location per:gp1-dc-ncs1(config)# rb 2
    gp1-dc-ncs1(config-rbridge-id-2)# snmp-server ?
    Possible completions:
    engineID Holds local Agents's Engine ID.
    three-tuple-if Allow SNMP to display physical interfaces in 3-tuple format
    for ifDescr and ifName
    user Holds username, groupname auth and priv attributes
    associated with SNMP username
    v3host Holds IP Address, username, severity level and port number
    used to send v3 traps and informs[/code]

  • 2.  RE: VDX - SNMP server location per rbridge?

    Posted 05-21-2018 10:30

    Unfortunately the SNMP configurations you are referring to are part of the global-running-configuration and as such are common to all members of a logical chassis VCS fabric.

    So when running in logical chassis mode it will not be possible to change these values on a per Rbridge basis.

  • 3.  RE: VDX - SNMP server location per rbridge?

    Posted 05-21-2018 13:09
    Hi Mick,
    Thanks for confirming that. Not the end of the world for us, just one of those "that would be nice" situations.