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NNMi Calculations for State and Status

By default, NNMi automatically enables ICMP polling of each Node’s management address, including those Nodes residing in a NAT environment (Configuration > Monitoring > Monitoring Configuration, the Default Settings tab, ICMP Fault Monitoring section’s Enable Management Address Polling setting). If you have a NAT environment, it is highly recommended that you do not disable this setting.

Note In the Inventory > SNMP Agent view, select an SNMP Agent and use the Actions > Monitoring Settings command. The displayed information indicates whether NNMi has this management address polling enabled.

When Management Address Polling is enabled, the Agent ICMP State field appears in the following locations:

  • Node form
  • SNMP Agent form
  • SNMP Agent table views

The following table shows how NNMi behavior changes based on ICMP Fault Monitoring settings. The first row in the table shows the NNMi default settings.

Monitoring Configuration Settings and the Resulting State Poller Behavior
ICMP Fault Monitoring Settings Resulting NNMi Behavior
Enable Management Address Polling Enable IP Address Fault Polling Agent ICMP State IP Address State
Enabled Disabled Polled Not Polled
Enabled Enabled Polled Polled
Disabled Disabled Not Polled Not Polled
Disabled Enabled Not Polled Polled

When Management Address Polling is enabled, NNMi considers both the management address’s ICMP response and the SNMP Agent’s response when calculating conclusions and generating incidents.

The following table shows the SNMP Agent Status calculations determined by the combined ICMP and SNMP responses.

Determining SNMP Agent Status
SNMP Agent’s Response Management Address’s ICMP Response

Resulting SNMP Agent Status

Responding Responding Normal
Responding Not Responding Minor
Not Responding Responding Critical
Not Responding Not Responding Critical