Before installing and configuring the Management Pack, ensure your system meets the following requirements:

vRealize Operations Requirements Cisco Networking Requirements
Version(s)

vRealize Operations 7.x and 8.x

(Advanced or Enterprise editions)

Cisco Nexus :

  • 1000 series
  • 3000 series
  • 4000 series
  • 5000 series
  • 6000 series
  • 7000 series
  • 9000 series

Cisco Catalyst:

  • 1000 series
  • 2000 series
  • 3000 series
  • 4000 series
  • 5000 series
  • 6000 series
  • 7000 series
  • 8000 series
  • 9000 series

Cisco MDS:

  • 9000 series
Connection

Connection methods include (choose one of the following):

  • NX-API v1.0+ (N/A for Cisco Catalyst)

    Note: If using NX-API, you must enable NX-API on all switches  (Run the command feature nxapi from the NX-OS CLI).
  • SNMP v2c
  • SNMP v3

    Note: If using SNMP, you must have SNMP v2c or v3 configured on all switches.

You will need to specify your Cisco Networking devices to be monitored when Creating an Adapter Instance (Cisco Networking). The following options are supported:

  • Hostname
  • IP address (IPv4 or IPv6)
  • IP range (written in IPv4 or IPv6 CIDR notation)
  • Comma-separated list of hostnames, IP addresses, or IP ranges

Default Ports:

  • SNMP: UDP 161
  • NX-API: TCP 80 (HTTP) or 443 (HTTPS)
Credentials

The Management Pack requires one of the following credential types:

  • SNMP v2c read-only community string
  • SNMP v3 User Name & Password
  • NX-API User Name & Password

    Note: If using NX-API, you must enable NX-API on all switches  (Run the command feature nxapi from the NX-OS CLI).