DCImanager Administrator

Adding a switch

ISPSystem

Note

Before adding the switch, make sure that the location configuration is completed.

To add a switch, complete the following steps: 

  1. Go to Equipment Switches Add switch
  2. Enter a switch Name
  3. If the Inventory management module is installed in the platform:
    1. Specify switch Type or model. You can enter a name or choose from previously added ones. 
    2. Choose or enter Ports number.

  4. Select a Handler:
    • Arista (eAPI) — a multi-purpose module for Arista switch management;
    • Brocade FCX beta (SNMP) — a multi-purpose module for Brocade switch management;
    • Cisco Catalyst (SNMP) — a multi-purpose module for Cisco Catalyst switch management;

    • Cisco Catalyst 45xx (SNMP) — a multi-purpose module for Cisco Catalyst 45xx switch management;
    • Cisco Nexus (NX-API) — a multi-purpose module for Cisco Small Business switch management;
    • Cisco Small Business beta (SNMP) — a multi-purpose module for Cisco Nexus switch management;
    • D-Link (SNMP) — a multi-purpose module for D-Link switch management;
    • D-Link 3200B beta (SNMP) — a multi-purpose module for D-Link 3200B switch management;
    • D-Link 3200C beta (SNMP) — a multi-purpose module for D-Link 3200C switch management;
    • Dell (SNMP) — a multi-purpose module for Dell switch management;
    • Eltex MES2XXX beta (SNMP) — a multi-purpose module for Eltex MES2000 switch management;
    • Eltex MES5XXX beta (SNMP) — a multi-purpose module for Eltex MES2000 switch management;
    • HP (SNMP) — a multi-purpose module for HP switch management;
    • Juniper (NetConf) — a multi-purpose module for Juniper switch management;
    • Juniper ELS (NetConf) — a multi-purpose module for Juniper switch with ELS support management;
    • Juniper Junos 12 (NetConf) — a multi-purpose module for Juniper switch with Junos OS 12.X management;
    • MikroTik (RouterOS API) — a multi-purpose module for Mikrotik CRS3XX switch management;

      Note

      Before connecting the MikroTik switch, follow the steps in Pre-configuring a Mikrotik switch.

    • Zyxel GS2200 beta (SNMP) — a multi-purpose module for Zyxel GS2200 switch management;
    • Zyxel XGS L3 Switch beta (SNMP) — a multi-purpose module for Zyxel XGS switch management;
    • SNMP Common — a multi-purpose module for managing the majority of switches.

      Note

       For SNMP-enabled switches make sure that ifindex persistence between re-initializing is enabled. 

  5. Enter the IP address
  6. Enter the switch Size in rack's units. 
  7. Select a Rack and Unit number where the switch is located. 
  8. Select the switches in the Autocreate VLAN menu. When creating VLANs on this switch, they will be automatically created on all switches selected in this menu, as well as on the switches synchronized with the selected ones.
  9. select protocol Version

    specify Community (password).

    specify a User and Authentication settings:

    1. method.
    2. Authentication password.
    3. Encryption key.
    4. Encryption password.

    specify NetConf settings:

    1. Port.
    2. SSH user.
    3. SSH password
    1. Enable the Find aggregated channels automatically option. After polling the switch, DCImanager will automatically find and add aggregations. Read more about aggregation in Configuring a switch.
    2. specify Arista Command eAPI settings:
      1. User.
      2. Password.
    1. Enable the Find aggregated channels automatically option. After polling the switch, DCImanager will automatically find and add aggregations. Read more about aggregation in Configuring a switch.
    2. specify NX-API settings:
      1. Connections protocol — HTTP or HTTPS.
      2. Connection Port.
      3. User.
      4. Password.
    1. Enable the Find aggregated channels automatically option. After polling the switch, DCImanager will automatically find and add aggregations. Read more about aggregation in Configuring a switch.
    2. specify RouterOS API settings:
      1. Username.
      2. Password.
      3. Connection Port. The default port is 8728.
      4. Enable the Use SSL option if the SSL certificate is connected to the switch.
  10. If the Inventory management module is installed in the platform, you can specify the data for accounting in the warehouse:
    1. For equipment with a valid warranty, enable the Part under warranty option and specify the expiration date in the format "dd.mm.yyyy".
    2. Serial number.
    3. Delivery document number.
    4. Delivery date in the format "dd.mm.yyyy".
  11. Click on AddDCImanager will start the operation to poll the switch ports. 

    Note

    DCImanager does not change the switch settings during polling.

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