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Suspend and resume collecting data for interfaces

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Magdalena.Markova on Mar 10, 2017

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Monitored interfaces are regularly polled for operational status, and collected statistics are displayed in the Orion Web Console .

Maintenance modes

To temporarily stop collecting data or triggering alerts for interfaces, put the interface or the parent node into a maintenance mode.

  1. Go to Manage Nodes, and navigate to the interfaces.
  2. Select the interfaces, and select a maintenance mode option:
    • Mute alerts: data for the interface is collected, but alerts do not trigger.
    • Stop collecting data: data for the interface is not collected and alerts do not trigger.
    • Schedule a maintenance period: specify a period of time to stop collecting data or mute alerts for the interface.

    The interface is in maintenance mode according to your settings. For information about resuming alerts, starting collecting statistics, or editing the scheduled maintenance, see the section on Maintenance Mode for nodes.

Set the interface status as Unpluggable

If it is not relevant when an interface is down, you can specify that the interface is "unpluggable", and the interface status will not be reflected in the status of the parent node and in alerts.

  1. On the Node Management view, select the interface, and click Edit Properties.
  2. Select Display Interface as Unplugged Rather Than Down, and click Submit.

The interface status is not reflected in the status of the parent node and in alerts.

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