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Cisco Viptela SNMP managed interfaces are missing ifAlias OID values

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Article ID: 240445

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Products

DX NetOps CA Performance Management - Usage and Administration

Issue/Introduction

We have Viptela SDWAN devices that don't report back ifalias (1.3.6.1.2.1.31.1.1.1.18) interface descriptions. The vendor, Cisco, instead is using ifdesc (1.3.6.1.4.1.41916.12.2.1.7). Do we have to tell the vendor to change their mib structure to follow the standard ifalias? Is there anyway to show the interface description data in Spectrum, CAPC, & NFA? Using ifdesc? Or.. Is it required to load up VNA and use the API to fix this issue in Spectrum/CAPC/VNA?

Is there a way around a known Cisco Viptela defect where standard ifAlias OID values are missing but proprietary enterprise specific OID for the Cisco ifDesc OID is available?

This affects the SNMP discovered and managed Viptela devices and virtual systems interface items.

Cause

Known issue with Cisco Viptela environments

Environment

All supported DX NetOps Performance Management releases

Resolution

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