Events for Network adapter lists the events detected for network adapter and used as symptoms for root-cause analysis. BackupActivated and ExceededMaximumUptime are exported to the Global Manager.

Table 1. Events for Network adapter

Event

Description

BackupActivated

BackupActivated indicates that a backup port/interface has become operational. By default, interfaces with a value of ISDN for the Type attribute are marked as backup and use the Backup Interface Support setting.

Because a backup should not normally be online, IP Availability Manager notifies you when the backup interface or port becomes operational.

The VMware Smart Assurance IP Management Suite Configuration Guide provides information about backup activation.

ExceededMaximumUptime

ExceededMaximumUptime indicates that a backup or dial-on-demand port/interface has been in the Up state for too long. By default, interfaces with one of the following values for the Type or InterfaceCode attribute are marked as backup or dial-on-demand:

  • ISDNBCHANNEL (Backup)

  • ISDN (Backup)

  • PPP or SLIP (Dial-On-Demand)

Because a backup should not normally be up for very long, IP Availability Manager notifies you when the MaximumUptime has been exceeded for a device marked as backup or dial-on-demand.

The VMware Smart Assurance IP Management Suite Configuration Guide provides information about the MaximumUptime threshold.

AdministrativelyDown

AdministrativelyDown indicates that a port or interface is down because it has been explicitly disabled, which is indicated by the value of the AdminStatus attribute.

DownOrFlapping

DownOrFlapping indicates that the port/interface is experiencing transient functional problems.

OperationallyDown

OperationallyDown indicates that the port/interface is down, but is supposed to be up.