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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 2, 2022

Use ENTITYID instead of MAINNODEENTITYID for BGP status polling

This RFE is based on initial observation and detailed discussion with L3 support. The L3 support finally concluded that such BGP event supression is impossible in the current design. With the current ITNM polling design, "Interface Filter" options are supported only for ifIndex based indexes in the IP network. This means that polling is based on ifIndex for all the IP devices. For BGP policies like "bgpPeerState", poller uses the IP address of BGP session as the index, in its polling. In addition for BGP polling events the NmosEntityId is used as mainnode entity id. Where for instance as in the case of snmpInBandwidth, we can see that NmosEntityId as interface entity id. This is because MONITOREDENTITYID field in the event/alert raised by Poller gets converted as NmosEntityId field in the object server. Here is an impact and use case: In an environment where BGP sessions status monitoring for a device is configured via SNMP and Objectserver receives SNMP Link Down/Up traps it results in a situation where the event representing the physical failure of an interface (link down trap) does not suppress the resulting logical failures from related device – the BGP status change event. This is of course unwanted especially when one has multiple BGP sessions in core routers and would like to correlate them. According to L3 support in order to achieve such functionality ITNM must raise the BGP polling definitions and events on ENTITYID instead of MAINNODEENTITYID.
Idea priority Medium