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     | May 2021  | First release of the document. Lists 11 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     306285      .1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2963                               CISCO          ciscoC83002N2S4T2X
#    2     306286      .1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2897                               CISCO          ciscoCat100010GbpsStack
#    3     306138      .1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2669                               CISCO          ciscoC980080K9
#    4     306252      .1.3.6.1.4.1.25049.1.90                             OPENGEAR       ogACM700x
#    5     306240      .1.3.6.1.4.1.14823.1.1.52                           ARUBA          Aruba-mc-va
#    6     306145      .1.3.6.1.4.1.2620.1.6.123.1.72                      CHECKPOINT     CheckPoint5100
#    7     306158      .1.3.6.1.4.1.2620.1.6.123.1.34                      CHECKPOINT     checkPoint2200
#    8     306289      .1.3.6.1.4.1.2636.1.1.1.4.138.1                     JUNIPER        NFX250ATTS1
#    9     306146      .1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.1.3011.7280.2727.2.60            ARISTA         DCS-7280CR2-60
#    10    306303      .1.3.6.1.4.1.2636.1.1.1.4.138.18                    JUNIPER        NFX350S2
#    11    306151      .1.3.6.1.4.1.2620.1.6.123.1.35                      CHECKPOINT     checkPoint4200
#
#
#
#New certifications available in the 1.0 version released in May 2021
##

#Cisco Catalyst 8300 Series Edge Platforms    
.1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2963 {  
    TYPE            = Switch 
    VENDOR          = Cisco 
    MODEL           = ciscoC83002N2S4T2X  
    CERTIFICATION   = CERTIFIED
    CONT            = Cisco-Router 
    HEALTH          = Cisco-ASR9k-EntSensor
    VLAN            = Cisco-Membership 
    NEIGHBOR        = LLDP-CDP
                
INSTRUMENTATION:  
    Card-Fault                   = OldCiscoChassis  
    Environment                  = CiscoEntityFRU:DeviceID
    CPU/Memory                   = CiscoRouter:DeviceID  
    Interface-Fault              = MIB2  
    Interface-Performance        = MIB2  
    Port-Ethernet-Performance    = dot3_Ethernet  
    Port-Fault                   = MIB2  
    Port-Performance             = MIB2  
}

#Cisco ciscoCat100010GbpsStack Switch
.1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2897 {
    TYPE              = Switch
    VENDOR            = Cisco
    MODEL             = ciscoCat100010GbpsStack
    CERTIFICATION     = CERTIFIED
    CONT              = Cisco-Stack
    HEALTH            = Cisco-Stack
    VLAN              = Cisco-Membership
    NEIGHBOR          = LLDP-CDP

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

# cisco ciscoC980080K9
.1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2669 {
   TYPE                            = WirelessController
    VENDOR                         = Cisco
    MODEL                          = ciscoC980080K9
    CERTIFICATION                  = CERTIFIED
    CONT                           = Cisco-EntityRF-Switch
    HEALTH                         = Cisco-ASR9k-EntSensor
    WIFI                           = Cisco-Wireless
    BRIDGE                         = Cisco
    VLAN                           = Cisco-Membership
    NEIGHBOR                       = LLDP-CDP
    
 INSTRUMENTATION:
    Card-Fault                            = CiscoEntityFRU
    Environment                           = CiscoEntityFRU:DeviceID
    CPU/Memory                            = CiscoRouter:DeviceID
    Interface-Fault                       = MIB2
    Interface-Performance                 = CiscoRouter
    Interface-Ethernet-Performance        = CiscoRouter_Ethernet
    Port-Fault                            = MIB2
    Port-Performance                      = MIB2
    Port-Ethernet-Performance             = dot3_Ethernet
    WirelessAccessPoint-Fault             = Cisco_AireSpace_Wireless_MIB
    WirelessClient-Fault                  = Cisco_Lwapp
    WirelessController-Performance        = Cisco_Airespace_Switching
    AuthenticationServer-Fault            = Cisco_Airespace_Wireless_MIB
}

#OpenGear ACM700x
.1.3.6.1.4.1.25049.1.90 {
    TYPE            = TerminalServer
    VENDOR          = OpenGear
    MODEL           = ogACM700x
    CERTIFICATION   = CERTIFIED
    CONT            = Generic-MIB2
    HOSTRESRCS      = MIB2
    NEIGHBOR        = LLDP
    
INSTRUMENTATION:
    Interface-Fault         = MIB2
    Interface-Performance   = MIB2
    CPU/Memory              = HostResources:DeviceID
    Disk-Fault              = HostResources:DeviceID    
    FileSystem-Performance  = HostResources:DeviceID
}

# Aruba-mc-va
.1.3.6.1.4.1.14823.1.1.52 { 
    TYPE                                      = WirelessController
    VENDOR                                    = Aruba 
    MODEL                                     = Aruba-mc-va
    CERTIFICATION                             = CERTIFIED
    CONT                                      = Aruba-Switch
    WIFI                                      = Aruba-Wireless
    HEALTH                                    = ARUBA-Controller
    VLAN                                      = Aruba
 
INSTRUMENTATION: 
    Card-Fault                                = ArubaController:DeviceID
    CPU/Memory                                = ArubaController:DeviceID
    Environment                               = ArubaSysExt:DeviceID
    Interface-Fault                           = MIB2 
    Interface-Performance                     = MIB2 
    Port-Fault                                = MIB2 
    Port-Performance                          = MIB2
    WirelessAccessPoint-Fault                 = Aruba_WLSX_WLAN_MIB
    WirelessClient-Fault                      = Aruba_WLSX_WLAN_MIB
    WirelessController-Performance            = Aruba_WLSX_Switch
    AuthenticationServer-Fault                = Wlsx_Auth_MIB
    WirelessRadio-Performance                 = Aruba_WLSX_Radio_MIB
}

#CheckPoint 5100
.1.3.6.1.4.1.2620.1.6.123.1.72 {
    TYPE                           = Firewall
    VENDOR                         = CheckPoint
    MODEL                          = CheckPoint5100  
    CERTIFICATION                  = CERTIFIED
    CONT                           = Generic-MIB2
    HOSTRESRCS                     = MIB2-Checkpoint-Other
    HEALTH                         = Checkpoint-Firewall
    NEIGHBOR                       = LLDP
              
INSTRUMENTATION:
    Environment                     = Checkpoint_Firewall:DeviceID
    Disk-Fault                      = HostResources:DeviceID
    FileSystem-Performance          = HostResources:DeviceID
    CPU/Memory                      = Checkpoint:DeviceID
    Interface-Fault                 = MIB2
    Interface-Performance           = MIB2
}

#CheckPoint  Firewall 2200
.1.3.6.1.4.1.2620.1.6.123.1.34 {
    TYPE                       = Firewall
    VENDOR                     = CheckPoint
    MODEL                      = checkPoint2200
    CERTIFICATION              = CERTIFIED
    CONT                       = Generic-MIB2
    HOSTRESRCS                 = MIB2-Checkpoint-Other
    HEALTH                     = Checkpoint-Firewall
    NEIGHBOR                   = LLDP
    
INSTRUMENTATION:
    Environment                        = Checkpoint_Firewall:DeviceID
    Disk-Fault                         = HostResources:DeviceID
    FileSystem-Performance             = HostResources:DeviceID
    CPU/Memory                         = Checkpoint:DeviceID
    Interface-Fault                    = MIB2
    Interface-Performance              = MIB2
}

# Juniper NFX250ATTS1
.1.3.6.1.4.1.2636.1.1.1.4.138.1 {
    TYPE             = Router
    VENDOR           = Juniper
    MODEL            = NFX250ATTS1
    CERTIFICATION    = CERTIFIED
    CONT             = Juniper-Chassis
    HEALTH           = Juniper-EX8208
    HOSTRESRCS       = Juniper-MIB2
    NEIGHBOR         = LLDP

INSTRUMENTATION:
    Environment             = JuniperEnvMon:DeviceID
    CPU/Memory              = JuniperRouter:DeviceID
    FileSystem-Performance  = HostResources:DeviceID
    Disk-Fault              = HostResources:DeviceID
    Card-Fault              = Juniper
    Interface-Fault         = MIB2
    Interface-Performance   = MIB2SNMP
}

#Arista DCS-7280CR2-60 Switch
.1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.1.3011.7280.2727.2.60 {
    TYPE                         = Switch
    VENDOR                       = Arista
    MODEL                        = DCS-7280CR2-60
    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
}

# Juniper NFX350S2
.1.3.6.1.4.1.2636.1.1.1.4.138.18 {
    TYPE              = Router
    VENDOR            = Juniper
    MODEL             = NFX350S2
    CERTIFICATION     = CERTIFIED
    CONT              = Juniper-Chassis
    HEALTH            = Juniper-EX8208
    HOSTRESRCS        = Juniper-MIB2
    NEIGHBOR          = LLDP

INSTRUMENTATION:
    Environment             = JuniperEnvMon:DeviceID
    CPU/Memory              = JuniperRouter:DeviceID
    FileSystem-Performance  = HostResources:DeviceID
    Disk-Fault              = HostResources:DeviceID
    Card-Fault              = Juniper
    Interface-Fault         = MIB2
    Interface-Performance   = MIB2SNMP
}

#CheckPoint  Firewall 4200
.1.3.6.1.4.1.2620.1.6.123.1.35 {
    TYPE                     = Firewall
    VENDOR                   = CheckPoint
    MODEL                    = checkPoint4200
    CERTIFICATION            = CERTIFIED
    CONT                     = Generic-MIB2
    HOSTRESRCS               = MIB2-Checkpoint-Other
    HEALTH                   = Checkpoint-Firewall
    NEIGHBOR                 = LLDP
    
INSTRUMENTATION:
    Environment                    = Checkpoint_Firewall:DeviceID
    Disk-Fault                     = HostResources:DeviceID
    FileSystem-Performance         = HostResources:DeviceID
    CPU/Memory                     = Checkpoint:DeviceID
    Interface-Fault                = MIB2
    Interface-Performance          = MIB2
}
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