VMware Smart Assurance | 01 SEP 2022

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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     | Aug 2022    | First release of the document. Lists 03 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 10.1.7.3
# 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     306781       .1.3.6.1.4.1.2011.2.224.325                     Huwaei       AR657W
#    2     306774       .1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.3148                           Cisco        NCS-57C3-MOD-SYS  
#    3     306747       .1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2964                           Cisco        ciscoC83002N2S6T
#    
#
#New certifications available in the 1.0 version released in Aug 2022
#
##

#Huawei AR657W Huawei Versatile Routing Platform
.1.3.6.1.4.1.2011.2.224.325 {
	TYPE            = Router
	VENDOR          = Huawei
	MODEL           = AR657W
	CERTIFICATION	= CERTIFIED
	CONT            = Huawei-Entity-Switch 
	HEALTH          = Huawei-Entity-Health
	VLAN            = Dot1q
	NEIGHBOR 	= LLDP
	
INSTRUMENTATION:
	Card-Fault 		  	= HuaweiEntity:DeviceID
	Environment         		= HuaweiEntityEnvMon:DeviceID
	CPU/Memory		  	= HuaweiRouter:DeviceID
	Interface-Fault         	= MIB2
	Interface-Performance   	= MIB2
	Port-Fault		  	= MIB2
	Port-Performance	  	= MIB2
	Port-Ethernet-Performance	= dot3_Ethernet
}

# Cisco NCS-57C3-MOD-SYS
.1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.3148 {
	TYPE            = Router
	VENDOR          = Cisco
	MODEL           = NCS-57C3-MOD-SYS
	CERTIFICATION	= CERTIFIED
	CONT            = Cisco-RouterToSwitch
	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  C8300-2N2S-6T  switch
.1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.2964 {  
    TYPE             = Switch 
    VENDOR           = Cisco 
    MODEL            = ciscoC83002N2S6T  
    CERTIFICATION    = CERTIFIED
    CONT             = Cisco-RouterToSwitch 
    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  
}

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