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Status Not under consideration
Categories Performance
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 10, 2021

Set different thresholds for different interfaces

NPI supports setting a threshold value for a metric that will result in an Alarm raised when that threshold is crossed. This allows to take an action when the system is degraded.
Current implementation allows to set a threshold value for each metric that is being collected by the system. This has the limitation that you can not set different thresholds for the same metric for different equipment. For example, you will need to take action in a more proactive way depending on the SLA of the customer. Normal values might differ depending on the equipment (for example, normal values for Optical Power will be different depending on the distance of the link between equipment.
In order to take full advantage of this functionality and set more useful ranges to trigger alarms, it would be necessary to set a threshold not only for a metric, but for a metric AND an interface.

Idea Priority High
Use Case
In order to set the threshold, the user of NPI will have the option to select a metric and set the threshold value for the metric, as it is today. It will also have the option to select an interface and a metric and set the threshold for the combination of both. When a metric is updated, the system will first check if there is a threshold for this metric and the interface, and trigger the alarm accordingly. In case there is no threshold set for the metric and the interface, it will check for a default threshold (the same as current functionality) and trigger the alarm if this generic threshold is reached. The generic threshold is only check if there are no threshold specific to the interface.
RFE ID 148517
RFE URL
RFE Product IBM Network Performance Insight
  • Admin
    COLETTE FINNERAN
    May 20, 2021

    This is supported in TNC-Performance.