This may be observed differently depending on different scenarios.
If this is the case the interfaces should be listed as Filtered and Not Polled.
All supported Performance Management releases
The cause for each scenario in this situation was found to be device related. The device at the command line shows the interfaces as Administrative status Up. The device MIB was responding to Performance Management showing the interface set to Administrative status Down.
The reason for this is the default filter configured for the Interface Metric Family. It is set to exclude interfaces found with Administrative status Down so they aren't polled, but it will still create the interface item so when the status changes to Up it can begin to be polled.
Ensure the MIB value for the ifAdminStatus MIB OID shows the correct state for the interface. Once resolved update the interface from Filtered and Not Polled to Active and Polled with one of the following actions.