Network Protocol Manager performs CLI discovery and CLI polling to discover and monitor devices that cannot be discovered or monitored by using SNMP. As shown in CLI discovery, CLI polling, and CLI device-access object creation and transfer, CLI discovery and CLI polling are controlled by CLI device-access objects that are created on the IP Availability Manager, through the Polling and Thresholds Console, and then imported by Network Protocol Manager.
The execution of CLI discovery and CLI polling requires login credentials, which are used by Network Protocol Manager to access the Network Protocol-enabled devices and to invoke CLI commands from the devices. The CLI device-access objects carry the login credential information.
Instructions for creating CLI device access objects for Network Protocol Manager are given in “Creating CLI device-access groups” on page 53.