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BGP session status monitoring with custom SNMP Pollers

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You can monitor BGP session status on your network devices by setting up a custom SNMP Poller and alerting on it.

How to add a custom SNMP Poller

To automatically add the monitor to all of your sites, add the new SNMP Poller from your global dashboard. To add the monitor to a specific site, add the SNMP Poller from that site’s dashboard.

  1. Click Discovery in the side navigation bar.
  2. Click the Discovery Settings tab.
  3. Click SNMP Poller Settings.
  4. Click Add SNMP Poller Setting.
  5. Fill in the Add SNMP Poller Setting form. When adding an entity for the SNMP Poller, you can filter devices. See How to filter data in Auvik for more detail.
  6. Add the SNMP Poller as 1.3.6.1.2.15.3.1.2.64.244.193.8 where 64.244.193.8 is the IP address of the BGP neighbor you'd like to monitor.
  7. Set Type to Numeric.
  8. Click Save.

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Once you finish setting up the custom SNMP Poller, 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.

  1. Click Manage Alerts in the side navigation bar.
  2. Hover over the Add Alert button and select Network / Device / Interface.
  3. 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.
  4. The custom SNMP Poller shows up under the trigger condition drop-down menu. Search for the name of your custom SNMP Poller. If you added the SNMP Poller name as “BGP neighbour 64.224.193.8,” the trigger condition shows up with this same name.
  5. To stop the alert from pausing for specific entities, click Disable. Otherwise, select the appropriate pause condition.
  6. To receive notification of the alert, select one or more existing notification channels.
  7. Optional: Use the comment field to share knowledge with co-workers or to leave yourself tips and reminders.
  8. Click Save.

*The output of your SNMP Poller 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

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All done! You're now monitoring BGP session status on your network devices with Auvik.

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