We have DFM on seperate server as a slave DCR to our master DCR. we have many carrier CEs that are cisco routers that we have SNMP access to and wanted to monitor via DFM. We currently have LMS fully integrated in ACS mode. We don't want to add the carrier CEs to ACS but without doing so how can we still add them to DFM for monitoring ?
What if I just broke DMF import from master DCR. Can I then add to DMF any supported devices that I want whether or not its in the DCR ?
Because the master DCR will have one set of devices that will not be synced to the now-Standalone DCR on the DFM server. For example, if you add new device, deviceN to the master server, you would have to manually add this device to the DFM DCR as well. If you have an automated dcrcli script which runs on the master, and exports a file which can then be imported by the DFM DCR, then you don't have to do this.
This is entirely optional. You can certainly keep both DCRs in sync manually.
Yes, you would need to add each user to LMS locally, and assign them the appropriate roles.
The rest of the steps sound right. Though you do not need to disable DFM auto-sync. You can still let DFM sync all devices with DCR. Any device added to this standalone DCR will then be auto-managed by DFM.