One or more interfaces of Host are having blank name

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Article ID: 130469

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DX Infrastructure Management NIMSOFT PROBES

Issue/Introduction

The following error is returned in saving new profile in interface_traffic probe.

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 One or more interfaces of Host are having blank name. 
 So please make sure to rename these interfaces before saving. 
 (Blank names may affect Probe Functionally) 
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Cause

This error is returned when IfName of one or more discovered interface is empty.

Environment

interface_traffic probe 5.4.2 or newer

Resolution

Please set value of IfName for interfaces.

In case you are unable to set IfName immediately, here is workaround for probe to functional.

1. Open probe GUI, go to [setup] tab and turn on [Use IfDescription for CI Name]. 
2. Open Message Pool Manager, alter alarm message body from "$ifName" to "$ifDescr" 
so that Alarm message use IfDescription not IfName.

Additional Information

Interface_traffic  - This probe is no longer supported as of October 1, 2017. This probe is replaced by the snmpcollector probe.

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/it-operations-management/ca-unified-infrastructure-management-probes/GA/alphabetical-probe-articles/interface-traffic-interface-traffic-monitoring-no-longer-supported.html

Snmpcollector documentation:
https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/it-operations-management/ca-unified-infrastructure-management-probes/GA/alphabetical-probe-articles/snmpcollector-snmp-data-monitoring.html