I have a number HP Procurve switches on a site, configured in a ring topology (or a few rings actually).
On occassions something may happen due to the building conditions. Most recently a fibre cable has been drilled by a contractor. Of course the network still functions adequatly as there is the redundant path in the topology.
What I need to do is know when a port status changes on one of my fibre ports, rather than noticing an LED has stopped, or relying on a contractor to admit drilling the cables. Otherwise I risk not knowing until a 2nd link is broken.
I was thinking about something like Castlerock SNMPc. Does anyone have a good solutiion that will work for the Procurves? Perhaps something that send an email, sound an alarm, flash red or whatever, as long as I can see the port status change.