About VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager Certification

Certification is a process by which VMware Inc. ensures that the devices that are managed by the IP Manager are properly represented in the modeled topology, and that the devices are correctly monitored for connectivity and performance analysis. Devices are specific models of systems.

The certification process consists of three major parts:

  • Discovery of the device, including the device’s components (such as cards, ports) and endpoints (such as IP addresses, MAC addresses). 

  • Building of Layer 2 (data link) and Layer 3 (network) connectivity. 

  • Verification of operational status of the device and its components.

The VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager Certification Matrix available at VMware Online Support (https://docs.vmware.com) identifies the vendor-specific models that are supported by the IP Manager.

Certification Levels

 A device may have one of three certification levels: 

  • CERTIFIED: VMware has successfully tested a simulation of the device by using standard and proprietary MIBs that are supplied by the vendor. The IP Manager discovers the device by using standard MIB-II data and proprietary MIBs.

  • TEMPLATE: VMware Inc. that the device supports some standard and proprietary MIBs, but Dell has not tested the device. The IP Manager recognizes the object ID (OID), but has no information about the MIBs that this device supports.

  • GENERIC: VMware Inc. does not have the OID for the device. The IP Manager does not recognize the OID and responds by classifying the certification level of the device as GENERIC, adding the device to the Node class, and analyzing the device by using MIB-II data.

Note: A certification level named VALIDATED still appears in the oid2type configuration files but is no longer used. VALIDATED has essentially the same meaning as CERTIFIED.

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# VERSION HISTORY
#
# Version | Published Date | Description
# 1.0     | February 2021  | First release of the document. Lists 10 simple certifications.
# 
#
#
#
# INSTRUCTIONS
#
# 1. Find the System Object ID (SysOID) of the device you intend to
# certify in the list of certified devices.
# 2. Copy the device certification code starting from the
# device SysOID till the next SysOID (including the braces).
# 3. Open the oid2type_Field.conf file using sm_edit and paste the
# contents at the end of the file. Then save and close the file.
# 4. If the SysOID is already certified and you are looking to apply an
# updated certification, use sm_edit to remove the old certification from the
# oid2type_/oid2type_misc/oid2type_Field.conf file.
# 5. To load new certifications into a domain, run the following command:
# /smarts/bin/sm_tpmgr -s  --reloadoid
# 6. Check IP domain log file for errors.
# 7. You can also see the exact certification used for a device in a running server by executing
# /smarts/bin/dmctl -s  get ICF_TopologyManager::ICF-TopologyManager| grep
#
# 8. The certifications in this file will be included in the next GA release.
# If you install a new GA release (hotfix patch, service pack, minor, or major release),
# remove the redundant or duplicate entry from the oid2type_Field.conf file.
#
# The conf files are located in:
# /smarts/conf/discovery and in the
# /smarts/local/conf/discovery directory.
# Use /smarts/bin/sm_edit to ensure that all modifications are
# stored under local and read in by the domain.
#
##
# The following simple certifications are supported on IP versions: IP 10.1.2.5
# Purpose: This file contains the list of certification code entries that
# can be added to the existing oid2type_Field.conf file to enable
# discovery and monitoring of the device.
##
##
#
#   SL No   TASC         SYSOID                                              VENDOR       MODEL
#
#    1      306031      .1.3.6.1.4.1.3375.2.1.3.4.106                         F5          BIG-IP-I4600
#    2      305931      .1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2774                                 CISCO       ciscoFpr4115SM24
#    3      305962      .1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2534                                 CISCO       ciscoC11138P
#    4      306012      .1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2684                                 CISCO       ciscoIE32008P2S
#    5      305988      .1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.101.1.46                           FORTINET    fgtVM64AWSONDEMAND
#    6      306001      .1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.101.1.6005                         FORTINET    FortiGate 600E
#    7      305968      .1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2552                                 CISCO       ciscoC11188P
#    8      306078      .1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.1.3011.7280.3232.3.24              ARISTA      DCS-7280PR3-24
#    9      306036      .1.3.6.1.4.1.7779.1.1542                              INFOBLOX    ND-1405
#    10     306077      .1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.1.3011.7808.2749                   ARISTA      DCS-7808-CH
#
#
#
#
#New certifications available in the 1.0 version released in February 2021
##

#F5 Networks BIG-IP-I4600
.1.3.6.1.4.1.3375.2.1.3.4.106 { 
    TYPE               = LoadBalancer 
    VENDOR             = F5Networks 
    MODEL              = BIG-IP-I4600 
    CERTIFICATION      = CERTIFIED 
    CONT               = F5-BIGIP-Select 
    HEALTH             = F5-LoadBalancer 
    HOSTRESRCS         = F5-MIB2 
    VLAN               = F5-Vlan
    NEIGHBOR           = LLDP

INSTRUMENTATION: 
    Environment            = F5LBEnvMon:DeviceID 
    CPU/Memory             = F5Rsc 
    Disk-Fault             = HostResources:DeviceID 
    FileSystem-Performance = HostResources:DeviceID 
    Interface-Fault        = MIB2 
    Interface-Performance  = MIB2 
    Port-Fault             = MIB2:PortKey
    Port-Performance       = MIB2:PortKey
}

#Cisco FirePOWER 4115 Security Appliance
.1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2774 {
    TYPE                 = Firewall
    VENDOR               = Cisco
    MODEL                = ciscoFpr4115SM24
    CERTIFICATION        = CERTIFIED
    CONT                 = Cisco-Router
    HEALTH               = Cisco-Router-CRS-EntSensor
    NEIGHBOR             = LLDP-CDP 

INSTRUMENTATION:
    Card-Fault                          = OldCiscoChassis
    Environment                         = CiscoEntityFRU:DeviceID
    CPU/Memory                          = CiscoRouter:DeviceID
    Interface-Fault                     = MIB2
    Interface-Performance               = CiscoRouter
    Interface-Ethernet-Performance      = CiscoRouter_Ethernet
}

# Cisco C1113-8P Router
.1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2534 {
    TYPE            = Router
    VENDOR          = Cisco
    MODEL           = ciscoC11138P
    CERTIFICATION   = CERTIFIED
    CONT            = Cisco-L3Switch
    HEALTH          = Cisco-ASR9k-EntSensor
    VLAN            = Cisco-Membership
    NEIGHBOR        = LLDP-CDP

INSTRUMENTATION:
    Environment                     = CiscoEntityFRU:DeviceID
    CPU/Memory                      = CiscoRouter:DeviceID
    Card-Fault                      = CiscoEntityFRU
    Interface-Fault                 = MIB2
    Interface-Performance           = CiscoRouter
    Interface-Ethernet-Performance  = CiscoRouter_Ethernet
    Port-Fault                      = MIB2   
    Port-Performance                = MIB2   
    Port-Ethernet-Performance       = dot3_Ethernet
}

#Cisco  ciscoIE32008P2S
.1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2684 {
       TYPE            = Switch
       VENDOR          = Cisco
       MODEL           = ciscoIE32008P2S
       CERTIFICATION   = CERTIFIED
       CONT            = Cisco-Router
       VLAN            = Cisco-Membership
       BRIDGE          = Cisco
       HEALTH          = Cisco-Catalyst3120
       NEIGHBOR        = LLDP-CDP

INSTRUMENTATION:
       Environment                 = CiscoEnvMon:DeviceID
       Card-Fault                  = OldCiscoChassis
       CPU/Memory                  = CiscoSwitch:DeviceID
       Interface-Fault             = MIB2
       Interface-Performance       = MIB2
       Port-Fault                  = MIB2
       Port-Performance            = MIB2
       Port-Ethernet-Performance   = dot3_Ethernet
}

#Fortinet  fgtVM64AWSONDEMAND
.1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.101.1.46 {
    TYPE             = Firewall
    VENDOR           = Fortinet
    MODEL            = fgtVM64AWSONDEMAND 
    CERTIFICATION    = CERTIFIED
    CONT             = Fortinet
    HEALTH           = Fortigate-Health
    NEIGHBOR         = LLDP
    
INSTRUMENTATION:
    Disk-Fault            = Fortigate:DeviceID
    Environment           = Fortinet_Fortigate:DeviceID
    CPU/Memory            = Fortigate:DeviceID
    Interface-Fault       = MIB2
    Interface-Performance = MIB2
}

#Fortinet FortiGate 600E Firewall
.1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.101.1.6005 {
    TYPE             = Firewall
    VENDOR           = Fortinet
    MODEL            = FortiGate 600E
    CERTIFICATION    = CERTIFIED
    CONT             = Fortinet
    HEALTH           = Fortigate-Health
    NEIGHBOR         = LLDP
    
INSTRUMENTATION:
    Environment               = Fortinet_Fortigate:DeviceID
    CPU/Memory                = Fortigate:DeviceID
    Disk-Fault                = Fortigate:DeviceID
    Interface-Fault           = MIB2
    Interface-Performance     = MIB2
}

#Cisco  ciscoC11188P
.1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2552 {
    TYPE            = Router
    VENDOR          = Cisco
    MODEL           = ciscoC11188P
    CERTIFICATION   = CERTIFIED
    CONT            = Cisco-Entity-IOS-Switch
    HEALTH          = Cisco-ASR9k-EntSensor
    VLAN            = Cisco-Membership
    NEIGHBOR        = LLDP-CDP

INSTRUMENTATION:
    Environment                     = CiscoEntityFRU:DeviceID
    CPU/Memory                      = CiscoRouter:DeviceID
    Card-Fault                      = CiscoEntityFRU
    Interface-Fault                 = MIB2
    Interface-Performance           = CiscoRouter
    Interface-Ethernet-Performance  = CiscoRouter_Ethernet
    Port-Fault                      = MIB2   
    Port-Performance                = MIB2   
    Port-Ethernet-Performance       = dot3_Ethernet
}

#Arista DCS-7280PR3-24 Switch
.1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.1.3011.7280.3232.3.24 {
    TYPE                            = Switch
    VENDOR                          = Arista
    MODEL                           = DCS-7280PR3-24
    CERTIFICATION                   = CERTIFIED
    CONT                            = Arista-Switch
    HOSTRESRCS                      = Arista-MIB2
    VLAN                            = AristaDot1q
    NEIGHBOR                        = LLDP
   
INSTRUMENTATION:
    Environment                        = EntityState:DeviceID
    Card-Fault                         = EntityState:DeviceID
    CPU/Memory                         = HostResources:DeviceID
    FileSystem-Performance             = HostResources:DeviceID
    Disk-Fault                         = HostResources:DeviceID
    Interface-Fault                    = MIB2
    Interface-Performance              = MIB2
    Port-Fault                         = MIB2
    Port-Performance                   = MIB2
    Port-Ethernet-Performance          = dot3_Ethernet
}

#Infoblox ND-1405
.1.3.6.1.4.1.7779.1.1542 {              
    TYPE              = Host
    VENDOR            = Infoblox
    MODEL             = ND-1405
    CERTIFICATION     = CERTIFIED
    CONT              = Generic-MIB2
    HOSTRESRCS        = Infoblox-MIB2-Selector
    HEALTH            = Infoblox
    NEIGHBOR          = LLDP

INSTRUMENTATION:
    CPU/Memory                 = Infoblox:DeviceID
    Disk-Fault                 = HostResources:DeviceID
    FileSystem-Performance     = HostResources:DeviceID
    Environment                = Infoblox:DeviceID
    Interface-Fault            = MIB2
    Interface-Performance      = MIB2
    Port-Fault                 = MIB2
    Port-Performance           = MIB2
}

#Arista Networks DCS-7808-CH
.1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.1.3011.7808.2749 {
    TYPE                         = Switch
    VENDOR                       = Arista
    MODEL                        = DCS-7808-CH
    CERTIFICATION                = CERTIFIED
    CONT                         = Arista-Switch
    HOSTRESRCS                   = Arista-MIB2
    VLAN                         = AristaDot1q
    NEIGHBOR                     = LLDP
   
INSTRUMENTATION:
    Environment                            = EntityState:DeviceID
    Card-Fault                             = EntityState:DeviceID
    CPU/Memory                             = HostResources:DeviceID
    FileSystem-Performance                 = HostResources:DeviceID
    Disk-Fault                             = HostResources:DeviceID
    Interface-Fault                        = MIB2
    Interface-Performance                  = MIB2
    Port-Fault                             = MIB2
    Port-Performance                       = MIB2
    Port-Ethernet-Performance              = dot3_Ethernet
}

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