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Performing Fault Management in vROps

  • Juniper Networks Data Center Switching Management Pack for vROps triggers the following alarms in each category—Risk and Health:

    • Risk category

      • CPU Usage High Alert

      • Memory Usage High Alert

      • Port High Latency Alert

      • Port High Utilization alarm

      • Port High Packet Drop alarm

    • Health category

      • Port Link Down alarm

      • Device Connectivity Down alarm


    Except CPU Usage High Alert and Memory Usage High Alert, all other alarms are managed by Network Director. If alarms managed by Network Director are cleared from the Network Director user interface, they will also cleared from vROps.

When any of the alarm thresholds are crossed, the system raises an alarm. All alarms are displayed in the Alerts page in vROps. While in the VROps home page, click Alerts in the left navigation pane to open the Alerts page. From this page, you can also view the timeline and object relationship for each alarm.

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Configuring Thresholds in vROps

When you install the Juniper Networks plugin for vROps, the thresholds for memory utilization and CPU utilization are already set. However, if you want to modify this value for your data center network, you can do so from the Metric / Supermetric Symptom Definition page in vROps.

To change the threshold values in vROps:

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Click in the left pane toolbar.

    • Click Content in the left navigation pane.

    vROps opens the Content pane.

  2. Click Symptom Definition in the Content pane.
  3. If not already selected, click Metric / Supermetric Symptom Definition to select it. vROps opens the Metric / Supermetric Symptom Definition page in the right pane.
  4. Select Adapter Type from the All Filters box and enter Juniper in the search box. Click OK to search for symptoms specific to Juniper Networks adapters.

    Alternatively, scroll and locate the symptoms specific to Juniper Networks adapters—CPU Usage High Symptom, Device Connectivity Down Symptom, and Memory Usage High Symptom.

  5. To change a threshold value, select a symptom and click .
  6. Modify the threshold value as per your network requirements and click Save.

Modifying the Polling Interval in vROps

Polling interval is the time after which vROps contacts Network Director to obtain monitoring data for the data center devices. You might need to modify this value based on your network size and traffic density.

To modify the polling interval in VROps:

  1. Open the Solutions page and note the name of the adapter instance that you gave while adding the Juniper Networks Management Pack in vROps.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Click in the left pane toolbar.

    • Click Administration in the left navigation pane.

  3. Click Environment Overview in the left navigation pane.
  4. In the Filter box in the right pane, enter the name of the adapter instance that you noted in step 1. Select the Name from the drop-down list in the Filter box and press Enter.

    vROps filters the list and displays the adapter instance with the name that you specified.

  5. Select the adapter instance row and click .

    The Edit Object window opens.

  6. Modify the value in the Collection Interval field to the required polling interval. This value must be specified in minutes.
  7. Click OK to save the changes.