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     | August 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 10.1.5.1
# 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     306387      .1.3.6.1.4.1.2636.1.1.1.4.82.27                     JUNIPER        jnxProductQFX512048T
#    2     306405      .1.3.6.1.4.1.9.12.3.1.3.2378                        CISCO          93180YC-FX3S
#    3     306436      .1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2991                               CISCO          Cisco Firepower Threat Defense
#    4     306406      .1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2650                               CISCO          8202-SYS
#    5     306414      .1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2376                               CISCO          ENCS5408/K9 CIMC
#    6     306330      .1.3.6.1.4.1.2636.1.1.1.4.138.3                     JUNIPER        NFX250ATTLS1
#    7     306336      .1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.101.1.42002                      FORTINET       FortiGate 4201F
#    8     306319      .1.3.6.1.4.1.23867.1.2.46                           SILVERPEAK     spsECV
#    9     306335      .1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.101.1.6006                       FORTINET       FortiGate 601E
#    10    306440      .1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2483                               CISCO          FirePOWER 1010
#    
#
#New certifications available in the 1.0 version released in August 2021
##

# Juniper jnxProductQFX512048T Switch
.1.3.6.1.4.1.2636.1.1.1.4.82.27 {
    TYPE             = Switch
    VENDOR           = Juniper
    MODEL            = jnxProductQFX512048T
    CERTIFICATION    = CERTIFIED
    CONT             = Juniper-EX-Series
    HEALTH           = Juniper-EX8208
    HOSTRESRCS       = Juniper-MIB2
    VLAN             = Dot1q
    NEIGHBOR         = LLDP-ATM-Peer

 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
    Port-Fault                  = MIB2
    Port-Performance            = MIB2
    Port-Ethernet-Performance   = dot3_Ethernet
}

#Cisco 93180YC-FX3S Switch
.1.3.6.1.4.1.9.12.3.1.3.2378 {
    TYPE                    = Switch
    VENDOR                  = Cisco
    MODEL                   = 93180YC-FX3S
    CERTIFICATION           = CERTIFIED
    CONT                    = Cisco-Nexus-NON-CLI
    HEALTH                  = Nexus-Entity-EntSensor
    VLAN                    = Cisco-Membership
    NEIGHBOR                = LLDP-CDP

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

#Cisco Firepower Threat Defense
.1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2991 {
    TYPE            = Firewall
    VENDOR          = Cisco
    MODEL           = Cisco Firepower Threat Defense
    CERTIFICATION   = CERTIFIED
    CONT            = Cisco-Router-Entity 
    HEALTH          = Cisco-Router 
    NEIGHBOR        = LLDP-CDP 
                
INSTRUMENTATION:
    Environment                     = CiscoEnvMon:DeviceID 
    CPU/Memory                      = CiscoRouter:DeviceID 
    Card-Fault                      = CiscoEntityFRU:DeviceID 
    Interface-Fault                 = MIB2
    Interface-Performance           = CiscoRouter
    Interface-Ethernet-Performance  = CiscoRouter_Ethernet
}

#Cisco 2650 Serial Fast Ethernet Router
.1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2650 {
    TYPE                 = Router
    VENDOR               = Cisco
    MODEL                = 8202-SYS
    CERTIFICATION        = CERTIFIED
    CONT                 = Cisco-Entity
    HEALTH               = Cisco-ASR9k-EntSensor
    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
}

#Cisco ENCS 5408
.1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2376 {
    TYPE            = Switch
    VENDOR          = Cisco
    MODEL           = ENCS5408/K9 CIMC
    CERTIFICATION   = CERTIFIED
    CONT            = Cisco-L3Switch
    HEALTH          = Cisco-Router-CRS-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
}

# Juniper NFX250ATTLS1
.1.3.6.1.4.1.2636.1.1.1.4.138.3 {
    TYPE             = Router
    VENDOR           = Juniper
    MODEL            = NFX250ATTLS1
    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
}

#Fortinet FortiGate 4201F Firewall
.1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.101.1.42002 {
    TYPE             = Firewall
    VENDOR           = Fortinet
    MODEL            = FortiGate 4201F
    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
}

#SilverPeak spsECV
.1.3.6.1.4.1.23867.1.2.46 {
    TYPE             = Host
    VENDOR           = SilverPeak
    MODEL            = spsECV
    CERTIFICATION    = CERTIFIED
    CONT             = Generic-MIB2
    HOSTRESRCS       = MIB2
    NEIGHBOR         = LLDP
    
INSTRUMENTATION:
    CPU/Memory              = HostResources:DeviceID
    Disk-Fault              = HostResources:DeviceID
    FileSystem-Performance  = HostResources:DeviceID
    Interface-Fault         = MIB2
    Interface-Performance   = MIB2
}

#Fortinet FortiGate 601E Firewall
.1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.101.1.6006 {
    TYPE             = Firewall
    VENDOR           = Fortinet
    MODEL            = FortiGate 601E
    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 FirePOWER 1010 Security Appliance
.1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2483 {
    TYPE            = Firewall
    VENDOR          = Cisco
    MODEL           = FirePOWER 1010
    CERTIFICATION   = CERTIFIED
    CONT            = Cisco-Router-Entity 
    HEALTH          = Cisco-Router 
    NEIGHBOR        = LLDP-CDP 
                
INSTRUMENTATION:
    Environment                     = CiscoEnvMon:DeviceID 
    CPU/Memory                      = CiscoRouter:DeviceID 
    Card-Fault                      = CiscoEntityFRU:DeviceID 
    Interface-Fault                 = MIB2
    Interface-Performance           = CiscoRouter
    Interface-Ethernet-Performance  = CiscoRouter_Ethernet
}

 

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