Preparing network devices

This chapter provides instructions for preparing devices for monitoring.

Preparing switches and routers

To prepare a switch or router device for monitoring, verify that an SNMP agent is installed and currently running on the device.

Preparing Cisco UCS network devices

Zenoss Core uses SNMP to provide customized or generalized support for many Zenoss products.

The following table associates Zenoss products with the customized Zenoss Core device types that support them. Device types are listed in the Network area of the Add Infrastructure wizard, which is both part of the setup wizard and available through the Zenoss Core browser interface.

Cisco product Device type
Cisco Catalyst 6500 and 3560 Series Switches Cisco 6500 (SNMP)
Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches Cisco Nexus 5000 (SNMP + Netconf)
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches Cisco Nexus 7000 (SNMP + Netconf)
Cisco Nexus 1000v Series Switches Cisco Nexus 1000V (SNMP + Netconf)
Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches Cisco Nexus 3000 (SNMP + Netconf)
Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches Cisco Nexus 9000 (NX-API)
Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Virtual Switching Systems Cisco VSS (SNMP)
Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches Cisco MDS 9000 (SNMP)

In addition, Zenoss Core provides two generalized device types.

Cisco product Device type
Cisco CatOS-based switches or routers Generic Switch/Router (SNMP)
Cisco IOS-based switches or routers Cisco IOS (SNMP)