You can monitor BGP session status on your network devices by setting up a custom OID and alerting on it.
How to add a custom OID monitor
To automatically add the monitor to all of your sites, add the new OID monitor from your global dashboard. To add the monitor to a specific site, add the OID monitor from that site’s dashboard.
- Click Discoveryin the side navigation bar.
- Click the Discovery Settings tab.
- Click Monitor Settings.
- Click Add Monitor Setting.
- Fill in the Add Monitor Setting form. When adding an entity for the monitor, you can filter devices. See How to filter data in Auvikfor more detail.
- Add the OID as 18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 where 188.8.131.52 is the IP address of the BGP neighbor you'd like to monitor.
- Set Type to Numeric.
- Click Save.
Once you finish setting up the custom OID, you can add alerts that trigger on it.
How to add alerts
To add a new alert to all your sites at once, create the new alert from your global dashboard. To add an alert to a specific site, create the alert from that site’s dashboard.
- Click Manage Alertsin the side navigation bar.
- Hover over the Add Alert button and select Network / Device / Interface.
- Fill in the Add Alert form. You must include an alert name, description, severity, trigger condition, and clear condition*. The other fields can be changed or left at the default settings.
- The custom OID monitor shows up under the trigger condition drop-down menu. Search for the name of your custom OID monitor. If you added the monitor name as “BGP neighbour 184.108.40.206,” the trigger condition shows up with this same name.
- To stop the alert from pausing for specific entities, click Disable. Otherwise, select the appropriate pause condition.
- To receive notification of the alert, select one or more existing notification channels.
- Optional: Use the comment field to share knowledge with co-workers or to leave yourself tips and reminders.
- Click Save.
*The output of your custom OID is based on one of the following six numbers. You can set up your alert condition according to the output.
1 = IDLE
2 = CONNECT
3 = ACTIVE
4 = OPENSENT
5 = OPENCONFIRM
6 = ESTABLISHED
All done! You're now monitoring BGP session status on your network devices with Auvik.