Why does Spectrum use nonexistant peers in the event text for BGP events?

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Article ID: 192129

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Products

CA Spectrum

Issue/Introduction

We are seeing BGP-related events in Spectrum with some strange text in the event message-  the message references a BGP peer that our device has no such BGP peers, and we have never heard of this provider.  We are wondering is Spectrum is somehow performing a lookup, and retrieving this value incorrectly?

 

 

Cause

There is an issue where Spectrum performs a lookup by Ip Address and receives the incorrect BGP Peer domain name.

Environment

Release : 10.3.x, 10.4.x

Component : Spectrum Core / SpectroSERVER

Resolution

Spectrum 10.3.2 with BMP 01, please request patch 10.03.02.PTF_10.3.252 from Support

This is fixed out of the box in Spectrum 10.4.1 by adding the following to the .vnmrc file and then stopping and restarting the SpectroS

show_bgp_peer_hostname=false

This will show BGP Peer hosts by their correct Ip address and not the incorrect hostname.