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    Incremental Discovery and Collection

    With incremental discovery and collection, you can schedule Autodiscovery and Live Network Collection tasks without having to re-discover any routers or route info already collected.

    1. In the Task Manager, create a new task by clicking the New Task button. Select Autodiscovery. Select only one seed router from your live network to be added to the Routers to be collected list of the task. You can do this by using an existing router profile containing that seed router, or by creating a new router profile with that seed router.

      Scroll down underneath the router tables and set the Autodiscovery Protocol, for example, OSPF.

      Note: Checking the Archive Old Data checkbox will save pre-existing data in /u/wandl/data/collection.archive/ before running the new Autodiscovery task to avoid overwriting previously collected data.

    2. Click Next and then schedule the discovery of all routers within the same area/domain as the seed router.
    3. Once the collection has completed, right-click on the topology map and select Layout > Recalculate Layout. You should see the seed router and the routers within the same area/domain.
    4. Go back to the Task Manager and set up another autodiscovery task with a different seed router in a different area/domain. Move that seed router to the Routers to be collected table.
    5. Scroll down to the bottom underneath the router tables and check the box for Incremental Updating and OSPF. Click the Next button and schedule the task to run. Note that routers discovered from the previous discovery are not deleted

    Incremental Updating works the same way with Live Network Collection in that it will incrementally add on the router information that is collected from the live network when scheduled in certain time intervals. It then saves the new files with a revised version number and allows the user to compare the differences between the revised files and the original file.

    Modified: 2016-11-08