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V-60861

The Arista Multilayer Switch must activate a system alert message, send an alarm, and/or automatically shut down when a component failure is detected.

Finding ID
AMLS-NM-000260
Rule ID
SV-75319r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000268-NDM-000274
CCI
CCI-001328
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Predictable failure prevention requires organizational planning to address device failure issues. If components key to maintaining the device's security fail to function, the device could continue operating in an insecure state. If appropriate actions are not taken when a network device failure occurs, a denial of service condition may occur that could result in mission failure since the network would be operating without a critical security monitoring and prevention function. Upon detecting a failure of network device security components, the network device must activate a system alert message, send an alarm, or shut down.

Fix Text

Configure the network device to activate a system alert message, send an alarm, and/or automatically shut down when a component failure is detected. SNMP is used to fulfill this function. An example SNMP configuration is provided below. To configure SNMP according to site-specific policies and procedures, refer to the Arista Configuration Guide, Chapter 37. snmp-server engineID local snmp-server view snmpview system included snmp-server group ROgroup v3 priv read snmpview snmp-server group RWgroup v3 priv write snmpview snmp-server user disa ROgroup v3 snmp-server user disaRW RWgroup v3 snmp-server host 10.1.1.1 version 3 priv disaRW snmp-server host 10.2.2.2 version 3 noauth disaRW snmp-server host 10.3.3.3 version 3 noauth disaRW snmp-server host 127.0.0.1 version 3 noauth auth snmp-server host 172.22.29.82 version 3 noauth disaRW snmp-server enable traps

Check Content

Determine if the network device activates a system alert message, sends an alarm, and/or automatically shuts down when a component failure is detected. This requirement may be verified by demonstration or configuration review. If the network device does not activate a system alert message, send an alarm, or automatically shut down when a component failure is detected, this is a finding. This is a function of SNMP Traps. Verify the SNMP configuration is present in the output of the "show running-config" command and that SNMP is active via the "show snmp" command.