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ENA uses device type to identify the type of information that should be collected from a managed object, and then how that object and its information should be presented in ENA. For example, the type of information collected for a load balancer has significant differences to that collected for a VM platform, although there will be some attributes that are common to both.
Managed devices that ENA cannot identify as a known device type are set as Unclassified. Basic and Ping Only devices are always considered Unclassified. ENA also sets uncertified, fully managed devices to Unclassified.
You can manually assign device types when adding them to ENA or when modifying their attributes (see below).
Available device types:
The device types in ENA are as follows:
|Auto||available when adding a device. This instructs ENA to associate an appropriate device type to the device, using its vendor database.|
|Autonomous WAP||enables the collection of additional wireless information for devices supporting the IP-MIB, IF-MIB and hte IEEE802.11-MIB.|
|Base Station||Satellite Base Station device.|
|Blade Center||enables additional support for IBM and HP Blade Center devices.|
|Cisco APIC||enables support for the Cisco APIC and Nexus kit on which ACI runs. ENA can gather Cisco ACI events and correlate them with all other ENA events.|
|Cisco DNA Center||from ENA v18.0 P04 upwards: enables support for the Cisco Digital Network Architecture Center (DNAC).|
|Cloud Controller||enables support for Meraki Cloud Controllers.|
|Custom Device||can be used to represent devices not managed by ENA. It is used with the None device management level.|
|Ethernet Switch||allows collection of standard network information. From ENA v17.0 P11 and v18.0 P03 upwards, ENA supports wireless bridge devices. Any devices added as Ethernet Switches that also have one of the following sysOids will be managed as the StormWorks device type Wireless Bridge:
|Load Balancer||enable support for A10, Cisco, Citrix, F5 and Radware Alteon Load Balancers.|
|Managed Host||enables support for the HOST-RESOURCES-MIB (RFC 2790).|
|Matrix Switch||enables the collection of max installable ports for the Apcon Matrix Switches.|
|Multiplexer||allows the classification of multiplexer devices. There are no additional attributes.|
|PoE Midspan Injector||collects PoE information on Cisco-PAE-MIB (RFC 3621).|
|Router||allows the collection of standard router metrics.|
|SSL Proxy||enables the collection of the proxy service certificate expiration time interval from the CISCO-SSL-PROXY-MIB.|
|Uninterruptible Power Supply||allows the device to be classified as an UPS.|
|VM Platform||enables support for VMware, Oracle and Amazon Virtualized Platforms.|
|VPN||supports the Cisco-IPsec-Flow-Monitor-MIB, Juniper-IVE-MIB and Shiva-VPN-System-MIB.|
|Wide Area Application Service||adds support for Cisco's Actona-Actastor-MIB.|
|Wireless Controller||supports the Cisco Airespace-wireless-mib, Juniper Trapeze-Network-Root-mib, Aurba WLSX-Switch-MIB and Cisco LWAP-wireless-LAN-MIB.|
To edit the device type of a device:
You can edit the device type of a device when you add it to the Device Inventory, or after it has been added:
- Click Main Menu and then Administration. This will open the Administration page.
- Click Device Inventory. This will open the Device Inventory page.
- Find and select the device that you would like to edit. Click Modify at the bottom of the window. This will open the Modify Devices window.
- In the Device Type dropdown field, select the device type to which you would like to change the device. Changing the device type might change the other fields available below it in the window.
- Click OK to save your changes, otherwise click Cancel.