DFM Device name problem

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Apr 8th, 2010

Hi

I been working with Ciscoworks LMS2.6, entered all the devices into Commonn services, Decvice Name, IP address etc, I have tick box in DFM to sync with DCR, which I assume is from the common services. The bug is that the Device name does not come up in DFM only the IP address, even though I have put the correct details in the DCR with the correct SNMP strings, has anyone one seen this issue?

Dave

Correct Answer by Joe Clarke about 6 years 10 months ago

DFM is the one application in LMS which does not respect the DCR display name.  This is not a bug, but a design issue.  In order for DFM to show the hostnames, you need to make sure the management IP is one-to-one resolvable with the hostname.  The best way to ensure this is to add an entry for each device to the server's local hosts file, then delete the devices from DFM, and re-add them.  This can be made to work with DNS, but you need to make sure that the IP resolves to a hostname, and that same hostname resolves back to the same IP.

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Joe Clarke Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:37

DFM is the one application in LMS which does not respect the DCR display name.  This is not a bug, but a design issue.  In order for DFM to show the hostnames, you need to make sure the management IP is one-to-one resolvable with the hostname.  The best way to ensure this is to add an entry for each device to the server's local hosts file, then delete the devices from DFM, and re-add them.  This can be made to work with DNS, but you need to make sure that the IP resolves to a hostname, and that same hostname resolves back to the same IP.

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david.h.le Wed, 04/14/2010 - 02:46

Cool thanks Joe

Ammended the local host file in the end, add device IP address with its hostname, removed the devices from DFM and readded them, there a few that have not come up with the name but majority of the device have.

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