New product models of the same family can be added into Network Configuration Manager by adding the model name in the .model file. If Network Configuration Manager needs to manage a new product model that belongs to the same operating system class, same commands and same output of the commands as of any other supported model, that product model can be added to Network Configuration Manager.

The following steps use a Cisco example to add a new product model. Follow these steps to add a new product model into .model file:

  1. Add the model name, sysObjectID and Device Driver ID in the .model file under the directory <[Product directory]>/custompackage/<Vendor>/.

    For example, add the below entries in Cisco.models file under the directory <[Product directory]>/custompackage/<Cisco/

    • Model: Nexus 5596

      • sysObjectID:

      • Driver ID: 1460

  2. Run the the script from the directory <[Product directory]>/tools/ to generate models xml file. For example,

    <[Product directory]>/tools/ < Cisco.models > CiscoModels.xml
  3. Place the Models.xml file under <[Product directory]/custompackage/pkgxml/<Vendor>/ directory. For example,

    <[Product directory]/custompackage/pkgxml/Cisco/
  4. Restart the Network Configuration Manager service using the command:

    service NCM restart
  5. Discover the newly added model in Network Configuration Manager.