Device Discovery

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Sep 14th, 2009

Can I tell CiscoWorks not to discover non Cisco devices? It appears that my LMS3.0.1 on solaris10 is discovering bunch of Hp switches and silver peak WAN accelerator which as a result fail in the archive in RME.

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Joe Clarke Mon, 09/14/2009 - 08:08

You can enable Discovery filters to exclude these IP addresses. If you use exclude filters, the devices will not be contacted by Discovery.

nawas Mon, 09/14/2009 - 08:25

Yes, I knew this method but is there any simpler method than that? I have tons of IP addresses that I will need to enter. But why CiscoWorks will discover non-Cisco devices? Is used to not do that.

Joe Clarke Mon, 09/14/2009 - 08:36

It always did if the devices support CDP. You could use a SysObjectID filter instead of IP Address filter, then exclude the sysObjectIDs of the HP devices.

nawas Tue, 09/15/2009 - 06:43

Is there a way to specify a .csv file for device discovery filter? Can I use a combination of IP address and SysObjectID in the device discovery filter?

Leo Laohoo Mon, 09/14/2009 - 18:50

CW will "discover" if you have the right credentials: SNMP, IP addressing, etc.


What I do is import from a text file (.csv) the IP address of the new devices.

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