Before you can begin using the Management Pack, you must create an adapter instance to identify the host from which the Management Pack will retrieve data.
- From the top navigation bar, select Administration. In the right panel, the Solutions view will be displayed.
- Select Networking Devices from the Solutions list on the right.
- Click theConfigure icon. TheManage Solutionwindow will appear.
icon above theInstanceNamelist on the left to create multiple adapter instances.
- In the Manage Solution window, enter the following information:
Display Name: A name for this particular instance of the Management Pack
Description: Optional, but it can be helpful to describe multiple instances of the Management Pack
Management IP: A comma separated list of hostnames or IP addresses. A hostname that points to multiple ip addresses is not supported here.
Credential:Creating a Credential (Network Devices)
SNMP Port: The UDP port on which SNMP is configured on all devices (default: 161)
Timeout Interval: The amount of time before any SNMP request will fail (default: 10 seconds)Note:
Lowering this value will improve performance at the cost of reliability
MIB Discovery Timeout Interval: The amount of time before the MIB Discovery Call will fail (default: 2 seconds)
Retries: The number of times we rety a call if a failure is encountered (default: 1)
IP Denylist: A comma separated list of hostnames or IP addresses. A hostname that points to multiple ip addresses is not supported here.Note:
This can be used to exclude portions of a network from being discovered and collected
Discovery Distance: The maximum number of "hops" that devices will be discovered via CDP/LLDP (default: 2).Note:
Example: If two other devices are between Device A and Device B, with this set to 2, Device B will not be discovered.
Setting this too high can negatively effect performance.
Maximum OIDs per Request: The number of OIDs per request. Higher numbers reduce the number of calls improving efficiency while lower numbers reduce the chance of dropping the response.
Networking Devices Chassis Enabled: Enables the collection of the Chassis resource (Default: False).
Networking Devices Entity Enabled: Enables the collection of the Entity resource (Default: False).
Support Autodiscovery: When this is set to True, Resources that were found during collection will automatically be added to vROps. This should not be set to False.
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What to do next
To validate data collection, see: Validating Data Collection (Network Devices)