Ways to enable Port Status Polling in SPECTRUM
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Ways to enable Port Status Polling in SPECTRUM


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CA Spectrum


Ways to enable Port Status Polling in SPECTRUM


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There are 3 ways to selectively enable port monitoring through polling. 

These will regularly check the mib for ifOperStatus and ifAdminStatus of the port. 

  • If the ifAdminStatus is up, and the ifOperStatus is down, the port will be considered to down.


This is enabled by default at the device, but disabled per port so as not to induce too much load on the SpectroSERVER. 

To enable port polling set both the device and port's PollPortStatus=True

If this is not still working as desired, then check the following attributes:

polling interval is not = 0

isManaged = true

Live Pipes:  

When these are enabled by right-clicking on a resolved pipe, SPECTRUM will set ok_to_poll=true on each end port. This will enable polling on those ports. Verify that this is not disabled globally in the Landscape>Configuration view.


This can be set to ports only, link only, or bothportsandlink. Check to ensure the WA_Segment models are properly resolved over the appropriate end ports

In the VNM Component Detail View > Configuration > Fault Isolation set Port Fault Correlation to Disabled, All Connected Ports, or Management Neighbors Only.   

This is covered in depth in the How to Manage Your Network with SPECTRUM document under Configuring for Fault Isolation.

Additional Information

Fault Isolation Settings