SNMP SAN/Server Auto-Discovery

SNMP Discovery Overview

The SNMP autodiscovery method can be used for any SNMP-compatible devices. For SNMP Network Device discovery, see our Network Device discovery documentation here. For SNMP based Server Auto-Discovery, read below. This page discusses discovery of servers and SANs via SNMP.

This method will also find Windows and Linux servers. However, more information will be retrieved by the Linux & UNIX Server Auto-Discovery documentation pages. For Linux and Windows servers, this method retrieves the name, MAC & IP addresses, and IP properties. If the servers happen to be Dell machines and have Dell OpenManage installed, it will additionally find serial #, model, and some other relevant information.

Note: Device42 recommends that you execute Hypervisor server discovery using our specialized Hypervisor job types. See the  Windows / Hyper-V Discovery page and the Linux / UNIX server auto-discovery page for more information.

NetApp, EMC, & Dell NAS/SAN Storage Discovery

Netapp and EMC SANs are supported. Inventory data such as name, hardware model, serial #, OS, mac address, and IP properties, and more are retrieved.

If you happen to run Dell storage devices, the Device42 community has contributed some scripts that support API-level native discovery via Dell Storage Manager. See our Dell Storage Discovery blog post for more information, or jump over to the Device42 GitHub page if you’re only looking for the script!

Setting up a NAS/SAN Storage auto-discovery job

The auto-discovery job specification takes an IP range, port, version, and community string as input.

It can also be scheduled like other auto-discovery jobs.