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RMON History and Fluke WGA

Les Ligetfalvy
Esteemed Contributor

RMON History and Fluke WGA

I have a Fluke Workgroup Analyzer that does not list any of my new HP Procurve switches as data sources on the Statistics tab. When I call Fluke TAC, they say I have to enable History Studies and rerun the discovery.

I searched through all the documentation on every model of Procurve and cannot find much of anything. About the only thing I found is "Advanced Management: RMON" but it just states that "History (of the supported Ethernet statistics)" are supported but nothing about how to enable it.

Is Fluke just blowing smoke on this one? I have 5308xl, 2524, and 2848 switches. Is there anyone out there using a WGA to view RMON History?
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Les Ligetfalvy
Esteemed Contributor

Re: RMON History and Fluke WGA

So... nobody wants to help me with this?

When I walk the MIB, I get down to the OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.16.2 but then there is no data under there, so I guess Fluke must be right and that it needs to be enabled. The only crumb HP TAC will throw my way is a reference to RFC2819 but I have reached my level of incompetence.
Stuart Teo
Trusted Contributor

Re: RMON History and Fluke WGA

Les,

HP switches support RMON, XRMON and on some models sFlow. Your Fluke WGA needs to be configured with the correct snmp strings. The data collector (Fluke) should initiate the data collection, nothing additional needs to be configured on your HP switch.
If a problem can be fixed, there's nothing to worry. If a problem can't be fixed, worrying ain't gonna help. Bottom line: don't worry.
Les Ligetfalvy
Esteemed Contributor

Re: RMON History and Fluke WGA

Thanks for replying but I don't think what you say is the case. When I walk the MIB, the OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.16.2 has no data on any of my HP switches. When I walk the same MIB on my Nortel switches, there is data.

I suspect that HP does not have a CLI command that would turn on history and that it meeds to be poked into the MIB, but I am not that smart to know how to do it.

I have all the community names properly defined and I captured the MIB walk and sent it to Fluke. They say that the WGA would get the data from the 1.3.6.1.2.1.16.2 OID. I don't think the WGA supports XRMON (ease) or sFlow.
Les Ligetfalvy
Esteemed Contributor

Re: RMON History and Fluke WGA