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Prime Infrastructure - alerting only trunk interfaces?


a very important NMS customization option is to decide which interfaces are important and which not for alerting...

How is this possible in PI?

I want to differentiate between important uplink ports and e.g. unimportant client ports - and as a consequence receive no emails for unimportant interfaces.

In LMS this was possible via Bluk jobs disabling monitoring for certain interfaces.

Is this possible in PI?

Thanks in advance!



Rob Johnson
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

This is not currently available in current releases....

Thanks Rob for your prompt answer

I wonder how the "Port Group" Feature plays into the Alarming Part of PI.

What if I disable "Auto Monitoring" and create(design) port groups containing only important uplink ports...

Now if I receive a Interface down Trap from a Switch client port,

does PI still trigger an alert, despit I previously disabled "Auto Monitoring" in System Prefs?

Or in other words: Are Port Groups only used for performance monitoring or also used for alert notification?

Are there any updates for this? I dont want to have to go through all my switches and turn off snmp on interfaces.

        PI 2.0

Any news on this. I'm running 3.0 right now and it really should be supported!


Having the same issue in PI 1.3.  Monitoring an access switch and only wish to monitor the uplink port.  Getting alarms everytime a pc gets turned off indicating that port is down on the device.  Any updates? 


I posted a thread similar for 2.0, but have not heard anything. The only way i know to get around this is to turn off SNMP on individual ports, but there's no way in hell i'm going through 200 switches manually.

I thought of creating a template, but i'd still have to do too much manual work that it wouldn't even be worth it.

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