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Manually triggering a notification by Router interface



Kindly any one can advise ,please ? I would like to simulate manual router down or router interface down alert, so that time I can able to know about alert message info based on received alert mail received with what type of description alert and message. Then I can edit it according to my requirements. Thank you.

mail notification-message trigger

Created on Feb 21, 2023 5:09:40 AM

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Hi there,

There are a lot of different reasons why an interface can be considered as being down:

  • Any channel limit got exceeded
  • The connection to the router does not work on network level
  • The SNMP authentication fails
  • A generic SNMP error occurs

You can start by right-cklicking the sensor to set it to Simulate Error. You can then check if this information is enough for you. Otherwise, you need to force some errors as mentioned above.

Kind regards,
Felix Saure, Technical Support Team

Created on Feb 23, 2023 10:05:06 AM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]

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