David Stanford Mon, 08/06/2007 - 04:57
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You will still need DNS in LMS 3.0 for name resolution. There is no way to have it do an snmp get for hostname in the app.

chrisayres Thu, 08/09/2007 - 23:53
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Don't know but I have solved my problem using solarwinds.

I am getting solarwinds IP Address Mgmt to scan the network and get the SysName by SNMP. This then produces a db that is readable by MS Access. So I schedule an FTP to copy the file to my DNS server every so often(that I have installed MS Access on). I have built a query in Access that produces a format that is useable by DNS. Next I have a macro that automatically exports this query to DNS. So I now have a DNS server that automatically updates itself to include the details of all my cisco devices.

Thats a lot of work for something so simple. Here's something I found last night using LMS 3.0 and QPM 4.0. LMS will not resolve the device name when adding devices. I used QPM to add a device and it pulled the complete hostname with domain suffix. RouterA.domain.com.

SO how is it possible that this CiscoWOrks app can do it but the core LMS product can't?


frankzehrer Fri, 08/10/2007 - 03:05
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Hi daniel,

if you properly setup DNS and configure Campus Manager -> Admin -> Device Discovery -> Discovery Settings

and Check "Resolve by Name"

This inserts the discovered devices in DCR with its names.

Best regards,


chrisayres Fri, 08/10/2007 - 03:21
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Why should you have to bother doing this. When LMS discovers a device it does an SNMP get, so why can't it just get the name from SNMP like most other management tools do (even free ones)

This has also been a point of contention as we try and synchronise our network management tools' inventories. Another product that Cisco's OEMing Opsware (now HP) NAS also grabs the device host name.

Why is this a useful bit of information for Ciscoworks ? Let me list it in one word: BUGS!

Since the DCR was introduced as the repository for all applications we've been fighting to keep it listing only a single instance per device.. sometimes its a loosing battle. Hostname is a pretty good flag to sort a list by (I know serial number is good too, but not all cisco devices can report that) to identify duplicates.

Maybe in a smaller shop with 50-100 devices this isn't a problem but when your on the scale of thousands of devices it really is. I'm at 5,600 devices and growing so I do feel this pain.


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