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  • Hi,

    I'm interested in using SCOM 2012 network monitoring, but how do I configure an interface to properly report network utilization in relation to the link speed and not the interface speed.

    In xSNMP you would use the 'Discover xSNMP Network Interface Speed Override Property' so that a 10 Mb link, for instance, is used to measure bandwith utilization and not the 100 Mb interface speed.

    I also see no HP Procurve support in SCOM 2012, which made xSNMP in SCOM 2007 almost a complete network management tool.

    In fact, xSNMP no longer works for new discovered devices in SCOM 2012.

    Any ideas on how to configure SCOM 2012 to properly measure interface speed.  It may do it differently and no override is required, but what would I tweak so that I can decide that a certain bandwidth utilizlation should trigger an alert.

    I want to get an alert when a 10 Mb link utilizes 20 %, for instance, just to know it's working.

    Thanks,

    rudif



    • Edited by rudi f Friday, July 20, 2012 9:11 PM
    Friday, July 20, 2012 9:10 PM

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  • Hi Rudi

    Sadly SNMP monitoring in SCOM 2007 R2 wasn't reliable or scalable so it did need changing. SCOM 2012 is the first step in that improvement but it has changed the way of monitoring in such a fundamental manner that the xSNMP modules won't work if imported into SCOM 2012.

    "I also see no HP Procurve support in SCOM 2012, " - HP Procurve devices aren't on the extended monitoring capability document (this is mainly cisco and juniper at the moment) but it can be discovered and monitored as a network device in SCOM 2012 - “In Operations Manager 2012 we support monitoring of network devices that support SNMP.  Port monitoring is available for devices that have implemented the interface MIB (RFC 2863) and MIB-II (RFC 1213) standards.  In addition, we support peripheral monitoring including Processor and Memory monitoring on a subset of devices, the exact devices with peripheral monitoring can be seen in our Network Devices with Extended Monitoring Capability document.”

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=26831

    The current state of play is that you would need to discover the device and then write your own rule or monitor:

    http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/snmp-oids-and-scom-lets-start-rocking.html

    http://michelkamp.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/how-to-check-if-a-snmp-trap-is-received/

    Cheers

    Graham


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    • Marked as answer by Yog Li Thursday, August 2, 2012 8:27 AM
    Monday, July 23, 2012 7:16 AM
  • hi Graham,

    thank you for the links.  what do I do if hp procurves are not currently supported except as generic network devices, and I want to monitor the bandwidth usage of an interface based on the link speed and not the interface speed.

    Is there a monitor I can configure for generic network devices that I can use.  I'm not able to find any documentation of how to do this in scom 2012.

    Thanks,

    rudif

    Monday, July 23, 2012 2:36 PM
  • I have a similar problem. How to scom 2012 can perform advanced monitoring of HP Procurve and 3COM equipment?
    Thursday, August 2, 2012 5:26 AM
  • Hi,

    With Jalasoft Xian Network Manager 2012, you can perfectly monitor HP devices and actually any other SNMP device (Cisco, F5, Juniper etc)and with custom rules you can create your own rules/monitors within a minute. Ah, it also monitors Netflow if you have it

    Also in a few weeks a Cisco Nexus MP will be made available..

    check: http://www.jalasoft.com/xian/networkmanager

    Hope it helps

    Arnold Hagens
    Product Marketing Manager
    Jalasoft Inc

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 4:38 PM