Make sure you have proper SNMP read-only and read-write credentials in DCR for these devices. If you are using SNMPv3, make sure the SNMPv3 group has appropriate write access. The 6500s must be running IOS, and all devices must be running something higher than an ipbase image.
Then, go to IPM > Admin > Auto Allocation Settings, and choose the devices you want to add (or enable auto allocation, and add all or groups of devices).
Right. without SNMP read-write capabilities, IPM cannot do any configuration.
The reason we typically recommend a "shadow" router, or router dedicated to IP SLA is that you can run bleeding-edge code on such a device to take advantage of all of the IP SLA features and bug fixes, but if it crashes, it will not impact your network.
We are pleased to announce availability of Beta software for 16.6.3. 16.6.3 will be the second rebuild on the 16.6 release train targeted towards Catalyst 9500/9400/9300/3850/3650 switching platforms. We are looking for early feedback from custome...