This section explains the network device's auto-discovery function.
The netdevice plugin discovers each interface on the device, and creates a platform service of type "Network Device Interface" for each. The plugin discovers the values of the following properites for each interface.
Maximum Transmission Unit
Physical Address - macaddress
Bandwidth - Interface speed
The name of a Network Device Interface resource is formed by concatenating the following resource data:
The parent Network Device's Fully Qualified Domane Name.
The Network Device Interface's Interface Name.
The string "Interface".
The Network Device Interface's Physical Address.
For example, this name:
sfo-gw.hyperic.net sfo-gw.hyperic.net bgroup0/0 Interface (0:23:9c:81:10:e).
The Parent Network Device's Fully Qualified Domain Name is sfo-gw.hyperic.net.
The Interface Name is bgroup0/0.
The Physical Address is 0:23:9c:81:10:e.