I know, it's not supported...but we use LMS as our entire inventory system. I can select all devices and run reports, etc. I've used the User Fields for classifying our devices. For instance, one of the user fields is Network Area. I tag all of our Ruggedcom, Verilink and Nortel routers using this field.
So, back to my question. I think LMS is spending cycles trying to talk to these non-cisco devices? I'm afraid it's part of the reason our LMS system seems so slow. I want to find a way to get LMS to stop trying to communicate with these non-cisco devices permenantly. However, I want to keep them in the system for inventory reporting purposes.
Is this possible?
No, you cannot schedule system inventory collection for specific device classes. If you want to stop managing the non-Cisco devices in RME, then just set their state to Suspended under RME > Devices > Device Management > Normal Devices. However, if you do this, you will not be able to collect inventory from these non-Cisco devices at all.