Not planning to do this module? You can skip to the next section.
This module consists of the following exercises:
|Configure Global SNMP Settings||Configure Uptime Infrastructure Monitor to use standard SNMP settings to add network devices with Auto Discovery.||½ slice|
|Add and Auto Discover Network Devices||Use Auto Discovery to detect SNMP devices on the network.||1 slice|
|Review Your Current Inventory and View a Quick Snapshot for a Network Device||View metrics available on a summary page for a network device.||½ slice|
For more information about using SNMP, see SNMP Monitoring Quick Start Guide.
Prerequisite: You will need to know the SNMP settings for the device you want to add.
Validation Step: Test the global setting by entering a SNMP device in the Test Configuration section.
Now you are ready to go find an SNMP device or two!
Enter the subnet or an IP address range, similar to above.
Although we are keeping things simple, and using a single subnet or IP address range as shown above, there are other ways to point Uptime Infrastructure Monitor at subnets and subnet ranges to expedite the Auto-Discovery process. See Using Auto Discovery for more information.
After adding the network device and closing the Auto Discovery window in the previous exercise, the main Uptime Infrastructure Monitor browser window is at the Infrastructure view. Refresh the page (or click Infrastructure) to ensure the latest additions appear immediately:
If you followed the exercises that comprised the vCenter Server track and physical server track, your inventory already includes a vCenter Server Element (along with its Infrastructure Groups), as well as an agent-based Linux server, and WMI-based Windows server. In addition, you will now see the network device you added in the previous exercise. Your inventory is now a mix of virtual and physical servers on different platforms, and network devices. Also note the platform-specific icons beside each Element type.
Validation Step: Click a newly added server's gear icon. Then in the pop-up menu, click Graph Performance to go to its Quick Snapshot.
Over the last three tracks of this "Add Elements to Uptime Infrastructure Monitor" module, you have viewed the Quick Snapshot for different Element types: a vCenter Server, a VM, servers, and now an SNMP-based network device. Similar to a newly-added server in the previous module, there is not yet any performance data for this device to display, but there will be shortly. After moving through more of this Getting Started Guide, we will return to this Quick Snapshot to view some data.