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 2021    | First release of the document. Lists 09 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 10.1.5.4
# 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     306516      .1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.101.1.80008                      FORTINET       FortiGate-VM64-KVM
#    2     306555      .1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.1411                               CISCO          ciscoASA5512sc
#    3     306518      .1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.101.1.18000                      FORTINET       FortiGate-2200E
#    4     306535      .1.3.6.1.4.1.207.1.4.87                             ALLIEDTELESIS  at-8088-SC
#    5     306547      .1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2759                               CISCO          ciscoC11278PLteP
#    6     306559      .1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.101.1.845                        FORTINET       FortiGate 80F
#    7     306481      .1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.101.1.10006                      FORTINET       FortiGate-1100E
#    8     306557      .1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.109.1.10030                      FORTINET       FortiProxyVM64
#    9     306513      .1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.101.1.34001                      FORTINET       FortiGate-3400E
#    
#
#New certifications available in the 1.0 version released in November 2021
##

#Fortinet  FortiGate-VM64-KVM
.1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.101.1.80008 {
    TYPE          = Firewall
    VENDOR        = Fortinet
    MODEL         = FortiGate-VM64-KVM 
    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
}
#Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance
.1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.1411 {
    TYPE                = Firewall
    VENDOR              = Cisco
    MODEL               = ciscoASA5512sc
    CERTIFICATION       = CERTIFIED
    CONT                = Cisco-Router
    HEALTH              = Cisco-Router
    NEIGHBOR            = LLDP-CDP 

INSTRUMENTATION:
    CPU/Memory                          = CiscoRouter:DeviceID
    Interface-Fault                     = MIB2
    Interface-Performance               = CiscoRouter
    Interface-Ethernet-Performance      = CiscoRouter_Ethernet
}
#Fortinet  FortiGate-2200E
.1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.101.1.18000 {
    TYPE          = Firewall
    VENDOR        = Fortinet
    MODEL         = FortiGate-2200E 
    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
}
#Allied Telesis at-8088-SC Switch
.1.3.6.1.4.1.207.1.4.87 {
    TYPE             = Switch
    VENDOR           = AlliedTelesis
    MODEL            = at-8088-SC
    CERTIFICATION    = CERTIFIED
    CONT             = Generic-Bridge
    HEALTH           = Allied-Telesyn-health
    VLAN             = Allied-Tel

INSTRUMENTATION:
    CPU/Memory                   = AlliedTelesyn:DeviceID
    Environment                  = AlliedTelesynEnvMon:DeviceID
    Interface-Fault              = MIB2
    Interface-Performance        = MIB2
    Port-Fault                   = MIB2
    Port-Performance             = MIB2
    Port-Ethernet-Performance    = dot3_Ethernet
}
#Cisco ciscoC11278PLteP Router
.1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2759 {  
    TYPE             = Router 
    VENDOR           = Cisco 
    MODEL            = ciscoC11278PLteP
    CERTIFICATION    = CERTIFIED 
    CONT             = Cisco-L3Switch 
    HEALTH           = Cisco-Router-ASR-EntSensor
    VLAN             = Cisco-Membership
    NEIGHBOR         = LLDP-CDP
    
INSTRUMENTATION:  
    Environment                     = CiscoEntityFRU:DeviceID  
    CPU/Memory                      = CiscoRouter:DeviceID  
    Card-Fault                      = CiscoEntityFRU:DeviceID  
    Interface-Fault                 = MIB2
    Interface-Performance           = CiscoRouter
    Interface-Ethernet-Performance  = CiscoRouter_Ethernet
    Port-Fault                      = MIB2   
    Port-Performance                = MIB2   
    Port-Ethernet-Performance       = dot3_Ethernet
}
#Fortinet FortiGate 80F Firewall
.1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.101.1.845 {
    TYPE          = Firewall
    VENDOR        = Fortinet
    MODEL         = FortiGate 80F 
    CERTIFICATION = CERTIFIED
    CONT          = Fortinet
    HEALTH        = Fortigate-Health
    NEIGHBOR      = LLDP
    
INSTRUMENTATION:
    Environment           = Fortinet_Fortigate:DeviceID
    Disk-Fault            = Fortigate:DeviceID
    CPU/Memory            = Fortigate:DeviceID
    Interface-Fault       = MIB2
    Interface-Performance = MIB2
}
#Fortinet  FG-1100E
.1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.101.1.10006 {
    TYPE          = Firewall
    VENDOR        = Fortinet
    MODEL         = FortiGate-1100E
    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 FortiProxyVM64 Firewall
.1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.109.1.10030 {
    TYPE          = Firewall
    VENDOR        = Fortinet
    MODEL         = FortiProxyVM64 
    CERTIFICATION = CERTIFIED
    CONT          = Fortinet
    HEALTH        = Fortigate-Health
    NEIGHBOR      = LLDP
    
INSTRUMENTATION:
    Environment           = Fortinet_Fortigate:DeviceID
    Disk-Fault            = Fortigate:DeviceID
    CPU/Memory            = Fortigate:DeviceID
    Interface-Fault       = MIB2
    Interface-Performance = MIB2
}
#Fortinet  FG-3400E
.1.3.6.1.4.1.12356.101.1.34001 {
    TYPE          = Firewall
    VENDOR        = Fortinet
    MODEL         = FortiGate-3400E
    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
}


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