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Exclude Switches & Routers from DDMi Discovery

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HI,

 

I do not want network equipment discovery like switches and Routers in DDMI. How can I configure this ?

 

Thanks,

Nisha

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Jeff Sikorski Absent Member.
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Re: Exclude Switches & Routers from DDMi Discovery

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Well the answer is:
DDMI doesn't know how to exclude a device type from discovery until AFTER it discovers it... which cancel each other out and make it 'not possible' to do. 

 

The ONLY way to exclude a device type from being "DISCOVERED" is to exclude the IP address. 

 

Example:
A router is @ IP 10.1.2.3.   DDMI knows nothing about this router until it 'discovers' it (pings / netbios / snmp / etc).  So at that point, DDMI has 'discovered it' (counts towards discovery license).

 

The only other option you have is to work with your HP Sales Rep on getting your "Device Discovered" license increased.

 

~Jeff

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Re: Exclude Switches & Routers from DDMi Discovery

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i have 5 device groups and want to exclude network devices from first 3 devicegroups.

 

Thanks,

Nisha

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Jeff Sikorski Absent Member.
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Re: Exclude Switches & Routers from DDMi Discovery

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You can't unless you know the IPs of everything.  DDMI won't know what a device is until it's discovered.  So the only way to do it is to exclude all the IPs of all your Routers/switches.

 

However, is there any 'harm' being done because DDMI is discovering/trying to discover routers/switches? 

 

~Jeff

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due to license limitation

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Jeff Sikorski Absent Member.
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Re: Exclude Switches & Routers from DDMi Discovery

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On the Web UI -> Status -> Current Settings -> License Status

 

What is your Device Discovery and Device Inventory ?

 

You may need to work with your HP Sales Rep and see if they can increase the limit.  They may be able to work with you on the "Device Discovery" part if you are running into problems.

 

~Jeff

 

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Hi Jeff,

 

I was eager to know how the restrictions can be done in DDMi, to exclude network equipments from discovery.

I have 5 device groups with full IP subnets, which has discovered devics a lot, but now i want first three device groups not to discover network devices.

 

Thanks

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Jeff Sikorski Absent Member.
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Re: Exclude Switches & Routers from DDMi Discovery

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Well the answer is:
DDMI doesn't know how to exclude a device type from discovery until AFTER it discovers it... which cancel each other out and make it 'not possible' to do. 

 

The ONLY way to exclude a device type from being "DISCOVERED" is to exclude the IP address. 

 

Example:
A router is @ IP 10.1.2.3.   DDMI knows nothing about this router until it 'discovers' it (pings / netbios / snmp / etc).  So at that point, DDMI has 'discovered it' (counts towards discovery license).

 

The only other option you have is to work with your HP Sales Rep on getting your "Device Discovered" license increased.

 

~Jeff

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Thanks

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Tmac_2 Absent Member.
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Re: Exclude Switches & Routers from DDMi Discovery

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There is no License count against switches and routers.

please Clarify what you want to exclude:

do you have SNMP configured?

 

 

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