Blade Systems Auto-discovery

This auto-discovery method will discover HP and IBM blade systems (including Blade Center). Cisco UCS is also supported but in a separate menu entry. If you would like to see other vendors, please contact support.

Add Blade System auto-discovery job

add blade system auto discovery

Navigate to: “Discovery” –> “SNMP” –> “Add SNMP Autodiscovery Job”

BladeSystem discovery will get the following information:

  • Enclosure/Chassis – name, hardware make/model, serial #’s, MAC address(es), IP address(es), and Interface name.
  • Blade – name, location within chassis, hardware make/model, and serial #’s

Adding BladeSystem job:

  1. IP address, or start IP. End IP Address is optional
  2. Port – default is 161
  3. SNMP version – v1, v2c, and v3 supported
  4. Name to use for newly discovered module, options are: “Serial #” or “Try name from SNMP, otherwise use Serial #” Use serial # to avoid duplicate names for newly discovered items.
  5. Options for module not found: Do Nothing, Remove Host Association, Change Service Level, Delete Module
  6. Debug level: Normal, Extended, or No debug.
  7. Strip domain name – select/deselect

Blade SNMP Discovery job

Other options (not shown, optional):

  1. Toggle in service on module power state – select/deselect
  2. Give Precedence to hostname – overwrites existing if found
  3. Service Level – Production, QA, Dev, Test, etc.
  4. Customer – Specify Customer

Save the job.

Run Now or Schedule

Run Now or Schedule

From the Blade System job list: Tools | Auto-Discovery | Blade Systems (SNMP) you can choose to Run Now, add/edit Schedule, or click on the IP Address to view/edit job.