A BGP or EIGRP or IS-IS or OSPF topology collection set contains device objects along with Interface, IP, IPNetwork, Card, and other network objects that are associated with the device objects.
A BGP or IS-IS or OSPF topology collection set also contains SNMPAgent objects. The SNMPAgent objects carry the SNMPv1, v2c, or v3 credential information that Network Protocol Manager needs to perform SNMP discovery and SNMP polling.
An EIGRP or IS-IS topology collection set also contains CLI device-access objects. The CLI device-access objects carry the CLI login credential information that Network Protocol Manager needs to perform CLI discovery and CLI polling. The VMware Smart Assurance Network Protocol Manager Configuration Guide provides instructions for creating CLI device-access objects.