I need to simulate cisco router 10k family LAN card failure in order to generate SNMP Traps. What steps I need to perform for this simulation. How can I find right OID values for different card models ????


If you have physical access to the router, pulling out the line card should generate some, if not all, of the traps you are looking for.

I should mention that I have never seen a line card fail such that the device takes the card offline during operation. I have seen them generate errors and act erratically but never outright fail. Boot-up diagnostics may detect a failed/failing card but I'm not sure how you would simulate that sort of situation.

  • If I pull out the card, is there any chance, I will damage it? – Andrew Aug 12 '10 at 8:24
  • While there is always the chance, the cards are supposed to be hot-swappable and I've inserted/pulled cards on multiple occasions without issue. – Peter Aug 12 '10 at 10:45

You'll probably need the exact product model number to work out which ones you need, but Cisco have an ISO MIB locator as well as an SNMP Object Navigator. These will hopefully help you find what you're looking for.

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