This documentation refers to a previously released version of BMC Discovery.
See the information on this topic for the latest version (11.1) or version 10.2.

Supported SNMP devices

The following classes of SNMP device are supported. The links provided go to Configipedia pages that provide up-to-date lists of supported devices of each class.

Monthly TKU releases might increase the SNMP device coverage.

Click the SNMP Devices icon on the Administration page for a definitive list of the supported devices on your appliance (see below).

Note

If you need BMC Discovery to support a new SNMP device, you should first try to create a recognition rule for it. For more information, see Recognizing SNMP devices. You can also use the Device Capture capability to download a zipped MIB that you can forward to BMC Customer Support as part of a new support issue. BMC Discovery engineering will aim to incorporate support for the new device as a new feature in future TKU releases. You are recommended to raise the case reporting the unsupported SNMP device, including the zipped MIB, as early as possible to maximize the chances of its inclusion in the earliest release possible.

BMC provides only integration support for SNMP-enabled devices that are either network printers or core networking infrastructure such as switches, routers, firewalls, and load balancers. Other device classes, such as UPS devices, should be discovered through the use of recognition rules.

To view the SNMP devices supported by BMC Discovery

  1. From the main menu, click the Administration Settings icon. The Administration page opens.
  2. In the Discovery section, click SNMP Managed Devices.

    On the SNMP Devices page, supported devices are organized in the following categories:
    • Vendor
    • Capability
    • Kind

Select a category to view the list of SNMP devices in that category.

The following information is shown for each SNMP device:

Field Name

Details

Model

The name of the SNMP device.

Kind

The kind of SNMP device. This might be Network Device for switches, routers, firewalls and so on. For printers, the kind is Printer.

Capabilities

The capabilities, or purpose of the SNMP device; for example, Router, Switch, Layer 3 Switch, UPS, or Blade System.

sysObjectID

The SNMP sysObjectID.

Status

Whether the exact SNMP device has been tested by BMC. This can be either:

  • EXACT—BMC has tested the SNMP queries used to discover this device on a device of exactly this model.
  • SIMILAR—BMC has tested the SNMP queries used to discover this device on a device that is similar, but not identical, to this device. For example, the queries might have been tested on a device from the same family of devices from the same vendor, but not on this exact model.

Notes

Any additional useful notes on the device.

  1. Click a device to display a list of all of methods that BMC Discovery might use to obtain data from a device, and the Object Identifiers accessed.
    Where an OID contains a table, a plus (+) icon is displayed.
  2. Click the plus icon to reveal the table. Click the minus (-) icon to collapse the table as illustrated in the following screen.
    This screen illustrates the methods discovery might use to obtain data from a device.











 

 

 

 

Not all devices support all methods.

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