Threshold groups for access ports are used to configure parameters for access port analysis. Thresholds are determined by the access port’s media type; for example, Ethernet or ATM.

An access port is a port that provides a connection for end users or node devices, such as routers or servers. An access port becomes managed if it has a connection or is explicitly managed.

The VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager Reference Guide provides information on the default access port threshold groups, their target classes and matching criteria, and their default settings. The target class for all access port threshold groups is Port.

  • The default group-to-setting mappings in the table are the mappings that users would typically use. The settings that are available to an access port threshold group are as follows:

    • Disable Fault Analysis for Interface/Port

    • Disable Performance Analysis for Interface/Port

    • Ethernet Interface/Port Performance

    • Generic Interface/Port Performance

    • Interface/Port Flapping

  • The “Other Ports” threshold group has the lowest priority. Managed access ports that do not match the criteria for the other access port threshold groups become members of the Other Ports threshold group.