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Occasional Contributor II

SNMP Queues

The system logs in my controllers are being overrun with the following message.


Mar 2 13:07:44 :301268:  <WARN> |snmp|  Reached the limit on Inform Notification queue for
Mar 2 13:10:14 :301268:  <WARN> |snmp|  Reached the limit on Inform Notification queue for
Mar 2 13:14:10 :301268:  <WARN> |snmp|  Reached the limit on Inform Notification queue for
Mar 2 13:16:16 :301268:  <WARN> |snmp|  Reached the limit on Inform Notification queue for


I have had a TAC case open for a couple of months to no avail.  Has anyone else seen these messages?

Frequent Contributor I

Re: SNMP Queues

Is your SNMP management server?


If so, you may have an issue there where it is not processing the info requests in a timely manner.

Aruba Employee

Re: SNMP Queues

On the CLI, do the following command - "show snmp inform stats".  Do you see overflows?


Check the IP Address for the SNMP host.  Are you sure it should be 


Is there anything that would block UDP/162?


Do you filter at the receiver (only allow certain IP addreses to send informs)?  Make sure you are allowing the correct address to send them to your host.


Also, as chrisbrizzell said, make sure your receiver is not overloaded.

Aruba Employee

Re: SNMP Queues

By default, unacknowledged informs will be sent every 60 seconds for up to 3 times before it is dropped. You can try changing the 60 second interval using the  “interval” attribute in snmp-server host “eg. snmp-server host …. version 3 ….. interval <>”. You can also try changing the number of retries via retrycount attribute in snmp-server config.  “snmp-server host <ip> version 3 <WORD> retrycount “.  After the inform is dropped, the next inform in the queue is processed. If the inform queue is full new informs will not be added in the queue and will be dropped.If the controller is generating excessive traps faster than the trap receiver can acknowledge the traps then the queue will always be full.  You can try disabling some traps or use non-inform v2/v3 hosts or v1 trap host.

Occasional Contributor II

Re: SNMP Queues

Thanks guys it looks like were simply overloading our AirWave Server.  May be time to upgrade.

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