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There are a number of different device and object types that Entuity can take under management. Please find below a list detailing the different categories, based on their licensing attribution.
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Associated Device (Associated Items on the License page) - these are VM/SD/AP devices associated with a VM platform or other type of controller. Entuity supports for the following platforms and controllers:
- Cisco Meraki (including routers, switches, APs etc).
- Cisco Viptela (including devices from the vManage platform).
- VMWare ESXi (VMs).
- Microsoft HyperV (VMs).
- Oracle VM Manager (VMs).
- Amazon Web Services (VMs).
- Microsoft Azure (VMs).
- Aruba Wireless Controllers (APs).
- Cisco Wireless Controllers (APs).
Basic Device (Basic Managed Devices on the License page) - these are ping-only and basic managed devices for which Entuity conducts limited polling of device-level attributes and IP monitoring. There are two types of management for basic devices:
- Ping Only - checks for status via ICMP.
- SNMP - polls the following metrics (but does not include any port data):
- ICMP reachability % (including Down%, Unitialized% and OK%).
- Name (including Display Name).
- Polled IP address.
- MAC address.
- SNMP type.
Full Device (Fully Managed Devices on the License page) - these are all other fully-managed SNMP devices (controllers, VM platforms and hypervisors, servers and storage assets - note that all these asset types can only be managed with Full Management).
Configuration Management (Configuration Management Devices on the License page) - this pool of license credits covers both Configuration Management and Configuration Monitoring, and is charged by device.
Objects (Objects on the License page) - these are the following:
- Managed ports on devices - including special ports that are not managed in the normal manner (i.e. proliferate/prole/prodigy/protean processes conducting walks of tables to find the ports on the devices), e.g. ports on Matrix switches, power-over-ethernet ports, and load balancer ports where these are not found in MIB2.
- Chargeable hypervisors - these use 50 objects plus 1 device credit. This is every hypervisor except the first one (which is included in the 1 device credit).
- UDComponents - added by enabling user defined polling that discovers objects, not just adding an attribute. UDComponents also use an associated device credit.
- Frame-relay DLCIs and ATM Vccs.
- Applications - i.e. TCP/UDP ports that have been configured for monitoring on devices using the applications dashboard.
- SurePath (Paths on the License page) - these are the paths you can create in Entuity's SurePath functionality. SurePath is licensed per path and is offered in bundles of 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1000 paths.