Hi, I am running Ciscoworks 3.2 on a single server. In our environment we have router and switches with multiple interfaces. Each interface has it's own IP Address and DNS name, along with a loopback address for management. When Ciscoworks discovers these devices it creates each interface as a separate device. For example, if a router has 2 interfaces and a loopback address Ciscoworks will add 3 devices into the DCR for this 1 device. How can I have Ciscoworks discover the network without creating a separate device for each interface? Thanks.
Thanks for the reply Michael. Here's a bit more detail on the situation and DNS as we use it. Each inteface and the loopback has a unique DNS name (example below). The way Engineers designed our network we don't have 1 DNS name for all interfaces. Any ideas on how we can prevent Ciscoworks from discoering this device as 3 devices? Thanks for your time.
as Michel said, using the IOS command cdp source-interface would be the best in this situation if your IOS version does support it. To get an overview of how the determination of the management IP address and device name is done look at this thread (there is a text document attached to one of the posts)
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