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Performance and Fault Management by James M. Thompson, Kent J. Phelps, Robert L. Pavone, Christopher E. Elliott, Paul L. Della Maggiora

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Identifying Frame Relay Interfaces

Before going into either performance or fault management for Frame Relay, you need to be able to associate the physical interface, sub-interface, and PVC. This section discusses steps for finding out whether Frame Relay is set up on a serial port. The process discussed should reveal the following information for a Cisco router:

  • Number of interfaces

  • Types of interfaces

  • Whether Frame Relay is configured

  • Sub-interface and DLCI numbers using the cfrExtCircuitTable

  • Statistics from the frCircuitTable (RFC 1315)

The variables used to gather this data are not covered in detail here, but are shown as examples of what you would need to gather to effectively map the router interfaces to the appropriate DLCIs. (The ifTable ...

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