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    Importing and Saving

    Hardware information from a live network can also be imported on-demand via real-time SNMP and CLI outputs. Previously saved SNMP, CLI, and CSV data can also be imported for an offline network. To do this, open the Hardware Inventory window by selecting Inventory > Hardware Inventory. Then, at the bottom of the window, there is a toolbar with Load and Save buttons.

    Clicking on the Load button displays several options.

    Field

    Description

    Collect Inventory

    Collect real-time SNMP and CLI data from a live network.

    SNMP Output

    Load previously saved SNMP output.

    CLI Output

    Load previously saved CLI output.

    Node/Shelf/Card Descriptions

    Load previously saved CSV data.

    Clicking on the Actions > Save button displays several options.

    Field

    Description

    Current Report

    This saves the current report displayed in the right pane. Different reports can be selected via the tree in the left pane.

    All Node/Shelf/Card Descriptions

    Saves node/shelf/card descriptions for all devices in the network to a CSV file.

    All Hardware Information for Comparison

    Save the current complete hardware profile for future comparison.


    Hardware Inventory File Format


    When using CLI to collect the hardware information, the raw data files are saved into directory /u/wandl/data/collection/.LiveNetwork/equipment_cli. The file naming convention is “<Router Profile Name>.equipment_cli”.

    When using SNMP to collect the hardware information, the raw data files are saved into directory /u/wandl/data/collection/.LiveNetwork/equipment. The file naming convention is “<IP>.iftable” and “<IP>.snmp”.

    From the raw data, hardware inventory files are generated into XML format in directory /u/wandl/data/livenetwork_output_directory/swconf.x. The file naming convention is “<hostname>.xml”. Each collection method may have slightly different raw data values which is dependent on the device vendor. Also, SNMP may not be able to collect certain data fields that CLI can collect and vice versa. If both SNMP and CLI collection methods are used, the combined data collected will compliment each other in the hardware inventory files.

    From the hardware inventory files, hardware inventory reports in CSV format can be generated by running Task Manager > Hardware Inventory Reports. The output directory of the reports can be specified along with options to timestamp the file names and save the reports to the Web. The CSV reports created are listed in the table below.

    Filename

    Description

    ROUTER_LIST

    Device, IP, Vendor, OS, Chassis, Hardware ID, Boot Image, ROM, Memory, Processor

    CARD_LIST

    Card ID, Part #, Serial #, Port count

    INTF_LIST

    Interface, IP, Status, Physical Address

    TRANSCEIVER_LIST

    Transceiver

    MISC_PART_LIST

    Miscellaneous parts: power supply, fan, display

    HW_CAPEX_REPORT

    Cost, Part Type, Component Name grouped by Device

    HW_PARTS_REPORT

    Cost, Part Type, Component Name grouped by Part Type

    HW_DEVICE_USAGE_REPORT

    Card Usage, Port Usage grouped by Device

    HW_LINECARD_USAGE_REPORT

    Card Usage, Port Usage grouped by Card

    HW_IC_REPORT

    Integrity Check report for unknown or unsupported data

    Modified: 2017-04-04