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.

Procedure

  1. From the top navigation bar, select Administration. In the right panel, the Solutions view will be displayed.
  2. Select Networking Devices from the Solutions list on the right.
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  3. Click theConfigure configure_icon icon. TheManage Solutionwindow will appear.
    Note: Click the Add add_icon icon above the Instance Namelist on the left to create multiple adapter instances.

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  4. In the Manage Solution window, enter the following information:
    1. Instance Settings:
      • 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
    2.  Basic Settings:
    3. Advanced Settings:
      • 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
      • IP Blacklist: 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.
        Caution: Setting this too high can negatively effect performance.
      • 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.
  5. Test Connection Save Settings Close

What to do next

To validate data collection, see: Validating Data Collection (Network Devices)