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    Hardware Inventory Report

    This task allows the user to collect hardware inventory reports from either a live network or a saved network. This can be used to provide automatic continuous snapshots of the state of the hardware in a network, allowing the user to monitor device usage trends as well as to spot any anomalies that may occur.

    Figure 1: Hardware Inventory Report Task Window

    Hardware Inventory Report Task Window

    Table 1: Hardware Inventory Report Task Parameters

    Task Parameters

    Description

    Read Spec File

    If a specification file is specified, inventory reports will be generated for the specification file network. This option is useful when the user does not have access a live network, but does have access to a saved specification file of the live network that is updated on a regular basis.

    Live Network

    If Live Network is checked, inventory reports will be generated for the live network.

    Output Directory

    Use this to specify the directory where the inventory reports will be written.

    Use CLI Information

    If this is checked, the task will attempt to gather hardware information from CLI outputs. The following two options are methods for collecting CLI outputs.

    Read CLI Directory

    If this directory is specified, the task will parse the CLI outputs in the specified directory and include the collected information in the generated inventory reports.

    Collect CLI Information for Reports

    If this option is checked, the task will attempt to issue its own CLI commands to the live network devices and include the collected information in the generated reports.

    Use SNMP Information

    If this is checked, the task will attempt to gather hardware information from SNMP outputs. The following two options are methods for collecting SNMP outputs.

    Read SNMP Directory

    If this directory is specified, the task will parse the SNMP outputs in the specified directory and include the collected information in the generated inventory reports.

    Collect SNMP Information for Reports

    If this option is checked, the task will attempt to gather real-time SNMP information from the live network devices and include the collected information in the generated reports.

    Add Timestamp in Report File Name

    Selecting this option will include timestamps in the generated inventory report files. The timestamps are numeric and follow the format YYMMDD.

    Save the Reports to the Web

    Selecting this option will save the generated reports to the Web, which can then be accessed through the IP/MPLSView Web interface. For more information on accessing the web reports, see Network Reports.

    Send Notification Email

    Select this option if you want notification emails to be sent out after each run of the task to the list of recipients (delimited with space) using the customized Subject.

    Modified: 2016-11-08