Path Monitoring for Alerting Only

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Luke_R
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Path Monitoring for Alerting Only

Hi,

 

I'm interested in using path monitoring for alerting. I'm aware that it can be used with PBF, static routes, HA, etc, but that's not quite what I'm after. I have BGP to manage that side of things.

 

I would like to monitor the path to the internet. Perhaps pinging the provider's gateway IP and looking for responses. If the link goes down or if the ping responses stop, I would then like to generate an alert.

I guess this is a bit like an IP SLA on a Cisco router.

 

Can I use path monitoring for this? If not, is there another way to collect this information?

 

 

Thanks


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reaper
L7 Applicator

does path monitoring need to be attached to your BGP configuration or does it simply need to exist?

 

you can set a static route in your VirtualRouter and enable path monitoring with a monitoring profile set to wait-recover, that will simply generate an alert whenever the path destination is unreachable

Tom Piens - PANgurus.com
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reaper
L7 Applicator

does path monitoring need to be attached to your BGP configuration or does it simply need to exist?

 

you can set a static route in your VirtualRouter and enable path monitoring with a monitoring profile set to wait-recover, that will simply generate an alert whenever the path destination is unreachable

Tom Piens - PANgurus.com
Like my answer? check out my book! amazon.com/dp/1789956374

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Luke_R
L2 Linker

So this could just be a dummy route for the purposes of monitoring only?

OK. I'll give it a try, thanks!

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