Can LMS 2.6 use Device Name from MIB for Auto discovery??

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I would like to know for the devices that are not in DNS..can CW discover a devices name by using it's configured hostname in the MIB?

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Joe Clarke Mon, 11/05/2007 - 08:06
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Yes and no. You can configure Device Discovery to use sysName when attempting to resolve a management IP and hostname, but that sysName must be either in DNS or in a local hosts file for it to be used. So, while you don't need _DNS_, you do need something that can resolve the sysName to an IP address.

paul.coley Mon, 11/05/2007 - 12:03
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I have added a hosts file and it looks better now....I have also deleted the devices that were discovered in RME and DCR before the host file add. These devices were only showing there IP address as the display name. But when I rediscover now...CM looks fine (included host name/IP) but DCR and RME still show just IP's.



Joe Clarke Mon, 11/05/2007 - 12:10
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Edit NMSROOT/campus/etc/cwsi/DeviceDiscovery.properties, and add:


nameserver.updateDCRDisplayName=true


Then perform a rediscovery.

paul.coley Tue, 11/06/2007 - 06:20
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I have devices populated into DCR by using a host file locally on the machine. Devices are not being populated into RME. I have rebooted the server and still do not see any of the DCR devices into RME. Is there a way that I can resync or re-import into RME? Is there a log that can tell me why I am not seeing devices in RME?

Joe Clarke Tue, 11/06/2007 - 10:09
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By default, RME auto-manages all devices in DCR. If you've disabled this under RME > Admin > Device Mgmt > Device Management Settings, then you need to manually manage the devices under RME > Devices > Device Management > RME Devices.

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