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DMF w/ ACS Mode Enable - Can I add new nodes to DFM that are not in ACS

We have DFM on seperate server as a slave DCR to our master DCR. we have many carrier CEs that are cisco routers that we have SNMP access to and wanted to monitor via DFM. We currently have LMS fully integrated in ACS mode. We don't want to add the carrier CEs to ACS but without doing so how can we still add them to DFM for monitoring ?

What if I just broke DMF import from master DCR. Can I then add to DMF any supported devices that I want whether or not its in the DCR ?

Thx

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Re: DMF w/ ACS Mode Enable - Can I add new nodes to DFM that are

Yes, you would need to add each user to LMS locally, and assign them the appropriate roles.

The rest of the steps sound right. Though you do not need to disable DFM auto-sync. You can still let DFM sync all devices with DCR. Any device added to this standalone DCR will then be auto-managed by DFM.

Cisco Employee

Re: DMF w/ ACS Mode Enable - Can I add new nodes to DFM that are

Because the master DCR will have one set of devices that will not be synced to the now-Standalone DCR on the DFM server. For example, if you add new device, deviceN to the master server, you would have to manually add this device to the DFM DCR as well. If you have an automated dcrcli script which runs on the master, and exports a file which can then be imported by the DFM DCR, then you don't have to do this.

This is entirely optional. You can certainly keep both DCRs in sync manually.

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Re: DMF w/ ACS Mode Enable - Can I add new nodes to DFM that are

When integrated with ACS, LMS will only manage devices which are also present in the same ACS server. Therefore, you either need to disable ACS integration, or add your CEs (note: the CEs do not have to actually authenticate to that ACS server).

If you do not integrate the slave with ACS, and set it as a standalone DCR, then you can add the CEs to that DCR, and manage them without making them ACS clients. You can then use dcrcli to script a manual DCR sync between master and slave for your other devices.

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Re: DMF w/ ACS Mode Enable - Can I add new nodes to DFM that are

Assuming we go with option 2, I would need to do the following ?

1st) Go to CS-Server-AAA Mode Setup

Change from ACS to NON-ACS but retain use user authentication via ACS.

2nd) Now without ACS mode, I would need to specify my DFM admins roles locally. Would I need to also define all userids locally now ?

3rd: DFM -> Device Import

DisableAuto Import Sync with master DCR

4th: CS->Device Credentials ->Mode Settings -> change Mode to Standalone

5th) Write dcrcli script to manually sync with master CDR for internal routers and switches

6th) Manually import Carrier CE devices

Is that about it ?

thx

Cisco Employee

Re: DMF w/ ACS Mode Enable - Can I add new nodes to DFM that are

Yes, you would need to add each user to LMS locally, and assign them the appropriate roles.

The rest of the steps sound right. Though you do not need to disable DFM auto-sync. You can still let DFM sync all devices with DCR. Any device added to this standalone DCR will then be auto-managed by DFM.

Community Member

Re: DMF w/ ACS Mode Enable - Can I add new nodes to DFM that are

>> Though you do not need to disable DFM auto-sync. You can still let DFM sync all devices with DCR. Any device added to this standalone DCR will then be auto-managed by DFM.

Then why would I need the dcrcli script ?

Cisco Employee

Re: DMF w/ ACS Mode Enable - Can I add new nodes to DFM that are

Because the master DCR will have one set of devices that will not be synced to the now-Standalone DCR on the DFM server. For example, if you add new device, deviceN to the master server, you would have to manually add this device to the DFM DCR as well. If you have an automated dcrcli script which runs on the master, and exports a file which can then be imported by the DFM DCR, then you don't have to do this.

This is entirely optional. You can certainly keep both DCRs in sync manually.

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