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- Set Up Application Failover
- Configure NNMi in a High Availability Cluster
- NNMi and NNM iSPI Default Ports
- General Concepts for Configuration
- Configure NNMi to Use a Different Java Development Kit
- NNMi Communications
- NNMi Discovery
- NNMi State Polling
- NNMi Incidents
- Configure NNMi Console
- NNMi Auditing
- Manage Certificates
- Use Single Sign-On (SSO) with NNMi
- Configure NNMi to Support Public Key Infrastructure User Authentication
- Configuring the Telnet and SSH Protocols for Use by NNMi
- Integrate NNMi with a Directory Service through LDAP
- Multihomed NNMi Management Server
- Managing Overlapping IP Addresses in NAT Environments
- NNMi Security and Multi-Tenancy
- Configure NNMi to Work in a GNM Environment
- Configuring NNMi Advanced for IPv6
- Quick Start Configuration Wizard
- Manage environment variables
- Console features useful for configuration tasks
- Actions provided by NNMi
- Processes and services
- Connect multiple NNMi Management Servers (NNMi Advanced)
- Configure communication protocol
- Discover your network
- Configure Device Profiles (sysObjectIDs)
- Create Groups of Nodes or Interfaces
- Monitor Network Health
- Configure the NNMi User Interface
- Configure Security
- Configure Incidents
- Use RAMS with NNMi Advanced
- Extend NNMi Capabilities
- Integrate NNMi Elsewhere with URLs
- Administer SNMP Traps
- Maintain NNMi
- Security Configuration
- Modify Default Settings
- NNMi Logging
- NNMi Northbound Interface
- Use Operations Bridge Reporter to View Reports
- Network Node Manager i Reference Pages
- Administer NPS
- Administer the NNM iSPI Performance for QA
- Administer the NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic
- Administer the NNM iSPI for MPLS
- Administer the NNM iSPI for IP Multicast
- Administer the NNM iSPI for IP Telephony
You can modify the settings in the Device Profiles to fine-tune Spiral Discovery and the device symbols on the maps.
According to industry standards (RFC 1213, MIB-II), each combination of vendor, device type, and model number is assigned a unique SNMP system object ID (
sysObjectID). For example, all Cisco 6500 series switches have the same
provides well over three thousand preconfigured Device Profiles, one for each known
sysObjectID at the time NNMi released.
NNMi uses Device Profiles (which equate to
sysObjectID) to control certain types of behavior:
Spiral Discovery determines the closest matching device profile, and uses the device profile settings to control certain attribute values for the discovered device. The Device Profile also influences the following:
- Auto-Discovery Rules can provide an
sysObjectIDlist that expandsthe default discovery behavior (beyond routers and switches) or prevents troublesome device types from being discovered.
- The Node Name value might be affected, depending on your choices, see "Configure the Node Name Strategy".
- Auto-Discovery Rules can provide an
- When Node Groups are defined based on system object IDs, the State Poller Service monitors devices based on attribute values in the device profiles.
- Device Profile settings influence how State Poller detects renumbered interfaces.
- In Map views, the background shape of map icons is determined by the Device Category. There is also a Force Device attribute that enables category overrides in troublesome situations.
Tip To quickly locate the device profile settings for a particular network device, sort or filter the Device Profiles view by clicking the heading for the Device Vendor, Device Model, or Device Category columns.
To access the device profile definition for a particular device type:
Navigate to the Device Profile view.
- From the workspace navigation panel, select the Configuration workspace.
- Select the Device Profiles view.
Do one of the following:
- To create a device profile, click the New icon.
- To edit a device profile, click the Open icon in the row representing the configuration you want to edit.
Modify the settings as needed:
The basic settings modify NNMi behavior for Spiral Discovery and map symbols.
Caution If you make changes to a Menu Item provided by NNMi, those changes are at risk of being overwritten in the future. See Author form for important information.
- The advanced settings control NNMi behavior for Spiral Discovery and Node name selection. For example, instruct NNMi to treat a certain device type as a Router.
When you make a change, NNMi must update all references to device profiles. This can take some time and slow down your system. Consider making this change during a slow time in your network environment.
- Click Save and Close. NNMi applies your changes during the next regularly scheduled discovery cycle. To apply the changes immediately, use Actions → Polling → Configuration Poll. See Using Actions to Perform Tasks for more information.
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