I use LMS 3.1 on two Win2k3 servers. The reason to use 3.1 is that 3.0.1 does not work fine.
First server with CS and CM, second server with RME.
I want to manage about 5400 devices (4200 in RME) in the end, but I'm afraid it is a long way to this point. :(
The first problem is, that the discovery does not work stable. It is the same problem like in LMS 3.0.1.
The option "Use LoopBack Address" seams like it is not working because with this option no LoopBack-address will be discovered.
With the option "None" I think it works better, but I have no guarantee to manage the devices by LoopBack.
Okay, after discovering some first nodes (4 nodes) I want to manage them automatically in CM and start the Data Collection.
But it does not work! I activated the button "Enable Auto Mode" -> "Manage All Devices" in the Device Management settings.
Now I thought it is a workaround to use the option "Manage By Groups" and activate all the groups in the list.
But with this option a funny window was opened which said, that there are 6121 new devices to manage with this rule.
It is only one new device and three old (managed) devices.
This workaround does not work because the new device will not be managed after using the group-option.
I can manage the devices by using the "Include Device" button but it is not so useful for my constellation.
After managing the devices in CM I wanted to do the same in RME.
But in RME I don't want to manage all devices, so I have to manage them by hand over the "Add Devices".
The problem is, that I can not choose devices over the selector. It looks like all devices are manage.
Using the option "Enable Auto Mode" -> "Manage All Devices" all four devices will managed immediately!
It is a very strange constellation and I can't believe that all the failures are bugs.
I hope someone can help me!
Thanks a lot!
There are three distinct issues here. I'll focus on the Discovery issue in this thread. You should start new threads for the RME and CM problems.
The Use Loopback option attempts to find a loopback with the highest IP address on the device. If the device has no loopbacks, then it falls back looking for ifTypes 6,26,8,9,22,53 in that order. The address found will be used as the primary management address. That is, that will be the IP address added to DCR for this device. However, Discovery may still communicate with the devices over alternate addresses during the discovery process.
When you say that no loopback addresses are discovered, what exactly do you mean? Is it that the devices are added to DCR with an IP address on a non-loopback interface, or are the devices found to be unreachable?