Network Management

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Discovering unsupported/unrecognised devices

If I set up a scan for devices I know won't be recognised automatically (e.g. Extreme switches) how do I know what device type airwave will use, so I can set up the communication default credentials correctly?

David Rickard

Re: Discovering unsupported/unrecognised devices

Discovery won't pick up unknown device types.  You can add those devices manually from Device Setup -> Add.  Use router/switch or universal network devices.  The router/switch profile tries to get ports if they come from standard ARP/CDP table.  Universal network device will poll the standard MIB-II OIDs.

Rob Gin
Senior QA Engineer - Network Services
Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
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Re: Discovering unsupported/unrecognised devices

Thanks Rob, I will add them manually then.  However I have found that using the "Router/Switch" device type seems to have worked better as it has discovered the LLDP neighbours and connected devces, where the  "universal device" only knows it's up. 


Oddly neither can detect the interfaces which are probably the most widely recognised standard MIBs.  I would have thought it more likely to get these right than the LLDP MIB but it repeatedly logs the error "Error in SNMP polling: Unknown error(interface_monitor)".  


It also doesn't seem to be able to get the unit mac address and sysname/location (again really basic standard RFC MIBs) which means it won't link it to the neighbour details on other devices and therefore can't tell that they are inter-connected whichis a shame as it is the upstream router for the HP switches it does understand.


It seems an odd mix of things that work and things which don't

David Rickard
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