An SNMP collector discovers the capabilities that you configure for a device. You can use a seed file to import a list of device definitions or manually add and configure devices.


  1. Navigate to Administration in the M&R platform.
  2. Click Modules > SNMP Device Discovery.
    A Dashboard appears where you add new SNMP collectors and devices as well as add devices to existing SNMP collectors.
  3. To add an SNMP collector, click Collectors > New Collector .
    1. Specify the required information for the SNMP collector.
    2. Under Import Options, select all options except Lock collector current capabilities.
    3. Click Save.
  4. To upload a seed file, click Device Sources > New Seed File Device Source.
    For information about defining a seed file, click Documentation on SNMP Device Discovery – M&R.
    1. Type the main parameters and click Save.
    2. Under the Seed File tab, click Upload new definition seed file.
    3. Navigate to the seed file and click Ok.
    4. Click Save.
  5. To manually add devices, click Devices > New Device.
    1. On the New Device window, click each tab and type the required information for the device.
      On the Main parameters tab, make sure you specify Firewall for Device Type.
    2. Click Save on each tab.
  6. Select the device that you just added and click the Approve action, which is the checkmark.
  7. On the Dashboard, do the following:
    1. Click Import devices from all enabled device sources.
    2. Click Discover capabilities from all approved devices.
    3. Click Distribute all approved devices with capabilities on all enabled collectors.
    4. Click Send the generated configurations on all available collectors.
      Green indicators appear on the Dashboard after successful executions of the above functions.