How to monitor CISCO VRF network devices


What is Cisco VRF?

Cisco Virtual Routing and Forwarding, often called Cisco VRF is a technology allowing several instances of a routing table to coexist in the same router at the same time. Also, using VRF the same IP address can be assigned to two different interfaces on a router simultaneously.

Cisco VRF monitoring

This package is designed to monitor a Cisco Virtual Routing and Forwarding role using SNMP.

This package automatically configures the ServicePilot Agent to collect statistics from the Cisco Virtual Routing and Forwarding.


  • SNMP service must be installed, configured and started on the targeted Cisco VSS Switch (Security: read-only SNMP community and allowed host must be set).

  • Network Flows - It is necessary to ensure network connectivity between ServicePilot and the monitored device.

    • UDP/161 (SNMP): Between ServicePilot Agent and Cisco VSS Switch
    • ICMP/Echo Request (Ping): Between ServicePilot Agent and Cisco VSS Switch
    • UDP/162 (SNMP Trap): (Optional) Between Cisco VSS Switch and ServicePilot Agent


Before adding a resource to monitor, make certain that all pre-requisites are in place.

Follow the documentation to add a resource to ServicePilot.

Key field notes

  1. General tab:

    1. IP address/FQDN: Specify the IP address of the Cisco VSS Switch, as resolvable by the machine on which ServicePilot Agent is running

    **Note:** Each element of the ignored/allowed interface lists is a regular expression as defined by Like Operator (Visual Basic)

  2. In the Policies tab, specify the policy or policies to apply to the resource


MIBs Used:


How to install a cisco-vrf resource?

  1. Use your ServicePilot OnPremise installation or a SaaS account.
  2. Add a new cisco-vrf resource via the web interface (/prmviews or /prmresources) or via API (/prmpackages page), the default ServicePilot agent or another agent will be provisioned automatically.

Details of the cisco-vrf package are located in the /prmpackages page of the software.


ServicePilot enables you to deliver IT services faster and more securely with automated discovery and advanced monitoring features.

By correlating the technology CISCO VRF with APM and infrastructure monitoring, ServicePilot is able to provide a more comprehensive view of an organization's IT environment.

This allows IT teams to quickly identify and diagnose issues that may be impacting application performance, and take corrective action before end-users are affected.

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