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     | November 2020  | 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 10.1.2.1
# 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      305853        .1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.1.3011.7280.3735.2.48.1654.6      Arista           DCS-7280SR2-48YC6
#    2      305422        .1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.1.3011.7280.2727.2.3648.30        Arista           DCS-7280CR2A-30
#    3      305827        .1.3.6.1.4.1.6527.1.3.9                              ALCATEL          7750 SR
#    4      305833        .1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2121                                Cisco            ASA5508sc
#    5      305854        .1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.1.3011.7304                       Arista           DCS-7304
#    6      305896        .1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.101.1.12000                       FORTINET         fgt1200D
#    7      305525        .1.3.6.1.4.1.2620.1.6.123.1.75                       CHECKPOINT       checkPointSmart-5050
#    8      305859        .1.3.6.1.4.1.11.2.3.7.11.161                         Aruba            5412R zl2 (J9851A)
#    9      305881        .1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.101.1.4007                        FORTINET         fgt400E
#    10     305858        .1.3.6.1.4.1.47196.4.1.1.1.50                        Aruba            Aruba 8325-48Y8C (JL635A)
#    11     305758        .1.3.6.1.4.1.11.2.3.7.11.137                         HP               HP 2530-24G-POE+ SWITCH (J9773A)
#   
#
#New certifications available in the 1.0 version released in November 2020
##

# DCS-7280SR2-48YC6 48x25GbE (SFP) & 6x100GbE (QSFP) Ethernet Switch
.1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.1.3011.7280.3735.2.48.1654.6 {
    TYPE                 = Switch
    VENDOR               = Arista
    MODEL                = DCS-7280SR2-48YC6
    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
}

# Arista Networks aristaDCS7280CR2A30
.1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.1.3011.7280.2727.2.3648.30 {
    TYPE                 = Switch
    VENDOR               = Arista
    MODEL                = DCS-7280CR2A-30
    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
}

# ALCATEL 7750 SR
.1.3.6.1.4.1.6527.1.3.9 {
    TYPE                    = Router
    VENDOR                  = Alcatel
    MODEL                   = 7750 SR
    CERTIFICATION           = CERTIFIED
    CONT                    = Alcatel-SAR
    HEALTH                  = Alcatel-Timex
    NEIGHBOR                = LLDP    

INSTRUMENTATION:
    Interface-Fault         = MIB2
    Interface-Performance   = MIB2
    Port-Fault              = MIB2
    Port-Performance        = MIB2
    CPU/Memory              = AlcatelTimex
    Card-Fault              = AlcatelTimex
    Environment             = AlcatelTimex:DeviceID
} 

# Cisco  ASA5508sc
.1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2121 {
    TYPE                    = Firewall
    VENDOR                  = Cisco
    MODEL                   = ASA5508sc
    CERTIFICATION           = CERTIFIED
    CONT                    = Cisco-Router
    NEIGHBOR                = LLDP-CDP
    HEALTH                  = Cisco-Router

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

# Arista Networks DCS-7304
.1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.1.3011.7304 {
    TYPE                           = Switch
    VENDOR                         = Arista
    MODEL                          = DCS-7304
    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
}

# Fortinet FortiGate-1200D Firewall
.1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.101.1.12000 {
    TYPE                         = Firewall
    VENDOR                       = Fortinet
    MODEL                        = fgt1200D
    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
}

# Checkpoint checkPointSmart-5050
.1.3.6.1.4.1.2620.1.6.123.1.75 {
    TYPE                        = Firewall
    VENDOR                      = CheckPoint
    MODEL                       = checkPointSmart-5050 
    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
}

# HPE-Aruba 5412R zl2 (J9851A)
.1.3.6.1.4.1.11.2.3.7.11.161 {
    TYPE                        = Switch
    VENDOR                      = Aruba
    MODEL                       = 5412R zl2 (J9851A)
    CERTIFICATION               = CERTIFIED
    CONT                        = HP-Aruba-Switch
    HEALTH                      = HP-Aruba-Switch
    VLAN                        = Dot1q
    NEIGHBOR                    = LLDP-CDP

INSTRUMENTATION:
    Environment                 = HPICFJLSeriesEnvMon:DeviceID
    CPU/Memory                  = HPProCurveJ4SeriesEnvMon:DeviceID
    Interface-Fault             = MIB2
    Interface-Performance       = MIB2
    Port-Fault                  = MIB2
    Port-Performance            = MIB2
    Port-Ethernet-Performance   = dot3_Ethernet
}

# Fortinet FortiGate-400E Firewall
.1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.101.1.4007 {
    TYPE                        = Firewall
    VENDOR                      = Fortinet
    MODEL                       = fgt400E
    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
}

# HPE Aruba 8325-48Y8C (JL635A)
.1.3.6.1.4.1.47196.4.1.1.1.50 {
    TYPE                         = Switch
    VENDOR                       = HP
    MODEL                        = Aruba 8325-48Y8C (JL635A)
    CERTIFICATION                = CERTIFIED
    CONT                         = Configurable-Switch
    HOSTRESRCS                   = MIB2
    VLAN                         = Dot1q
    NEIGHBOR                     = LLDP-CDP

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

}

# HP 2530-24G-POE+ SWITCH (J9773A)
.1.3.6.1.4.1.11.2.3.7.11.137 {
    TYPE                         = Switch
    VENDOR                       = HP
    MODEL                        = HP 2530-24G-POE+ SWITCH (J9773A)
    CERTIFICATION                = CERTIFIED
    CONT                         = Generic-Switch 
    HEALTH                       = HPProCurveJ4Series
    VLAN                         = Dot1q
    NEIGHBOR                     = LLDP

INSTRUMENTATION:
    Environment                  = HPProCurveJ4SeriesEnvMon:DeviceID
    CPU/Memory                   = HPProCurveJ4SeriesEnvMon:DeviceID
    Interface-Fault              = MIB2
    Interface-Performance        = MIB2
    Port-Fault                   = MIB2
    Port-Performance             = MIB2
    Port-Ethernet-Performance    = dot3_Ethernet
}
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