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Cacti / Summit v670 Switch, Bandwidth monitoring.


Does anyone one know if there are Cacti templates for summit v670? I want to monitor bandwidth on ports and vlans.

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Userlevel 3
Hi,
I didn't see templates for EXOS switches but you can add x670 as a generic SNMP-enabled device.



Then you will be able to create traffic load graphs from "device" configuration page.
Unfortunately I don't have running Cacti by my hand to give you examples but if you will still need help next week I will check if I can get one to show you how to do it.

BR,
Konstantin
Userlevel 6
Ports are pretty easy in Cacti but not vlans... no MIB ..you have to create meters for looking at vlan traffic... this is using a standard Generic-snmp enabled template ... No issues graphing anything that has a standard mib...

EtherMAN wrote:

Ports are pretty easy in Cacti but not vlans... no MIB ..you have to create meters for looking at vlan traffic... this is using a standard Generic-snmp enabled template ... No issues graphing anything that has a standard mib...



yes, ports do monitor, but I still don't understand how to create my own custom MIBs.
traffic by vlans gives more detail in bandwidth.
Userlevel 6
EtherMAN wrote:

Ports are pretty easy in Cacti but not vlans... no MIB ..you have to create meters for looking at vlan traffic... this is using a standard Generic-snmp enabled template ... No issues graphing anything that has a standard mib...



Helo, EtherMAN!

Do you monitor port bandwidth with Cacti?
Do you monitor LAG port bandwidth with Cacti?

Thank you!
Userlevel 4
As said earlier ports may be pretty but not the vlans because this does require MIB to push further into graphical format by these monitoring tools. Whereas as far as i am concerned MIB not associated with Cacti for the vlan monitoring.

Anyway going forward please have a look at below article which says "Monitoring traffic in and out of a VLAN via SNMP in order to graph it with NMS software":

https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/How_To/How-to-monitor-traffic-in-and-out-of-a-vla...

Check if this provides you any help..........
Tripathy, Priya Ranjan wrote:

As said earlier ports may be pretty but not the vlans because this does require MIB to push further into graphical format by these monitoring tools. Whereas as far as i am concerned MIB not associated with Cacti for the vlan monitoring.

Anyway going forward please have a look at below article which says "Monitoring traffic in and out of a VLAN via SNMP in order to graph it with NMS software":

https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/How_To/How-to-monitor-traffic-in-and-out-of-a-vla...

Check if this provides you any help..........

I see in cacti where to include the OID, but not the MIB, also you mentioned the OIDs will differ per vlan, how exactly is this determined?
Userlevel 6
Exactly what is so great about this forum and the Extreme employees that participate. They have the answers and aren't afraid to post links to how to's ... I knew we could set up meters on vlans but did not know we could then poll via a OID and get results... will have to see if we can make Cacti graphs these or not.. Not sure what this would do to one of our 8900's with 2200 or so vlans in them but can for sure try this out on some of the smaller edge and aggregation switches... Thanks for teaching me something I did not know 🙂
Userlevel 6
EtherMAN wrote:

Exactly what is so great about this forum and the Extreme employees that participate. They have the answers and aren't afraid to post links to how to's ... I knew we could set up meters on vlans but did not know we could then poll via a OID and get results... will have to see if we can make Cacti graphs these or not.. Not sure what this would do to one of our 8900's with 2200 or so vlans in them but can for sure try this out on some of the smaller edge and aggregation switches... Thanks for teaching me something I did not know 🙂

Good stuff EtherMAN. Thanks for sharing.
Userlevel 2
Someone has created a cacti template in Cacti's forum. Check this out:

http://forums.cacti.net/about6909.html
Edward Tsui wrote:

Someone has created a cacti template in Cacti's forum. Check this out:

http://forums.cacti.net/about6909.html

iI see it has temp/cpu only and cpu doesn't work....
Userlevel 3
Edward Tsui wrote:

Someone has created a cacti template in Cacti's forum. Check this out:

http://forums.cacti.net/about6909.html

OIDs to get CPU load can be found here:
https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/Q_A/Which-OIDs-are-used-to-get-the-cpu-monitoring...
Userlevel 3
Edward Tsui wrote:

Someone has created a cacti template in Cacti's forum. Check this out:

http://forums.cacti.net/about6909.html

and this one can also be useful
https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/Q_A/What-is-the-SNMP-OID-to-retrieve-the-EXOS-swi...
Userlevel 5
I've always just used "Cisco" for the switches 😑 (port throughput)
Guess I should look at that template from the forums! - Thanks for the link.
Userlevel 4
Please find below there seems to be one more article specifying the OIDs used for CPU and Memory utilization:

https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/Q_A/What-are-the-EXOS-OIDs-for-CPU-and-memory-uti...

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