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    Setting up the Router Profile

    Before scheduling a VLAN Discovery task, the necessary connectivity information should be specified through the Router Profile, as described below. This includes the IP address or IP address range and the corresponding community string. SSH/telnet login information can also be optionally added for additional CLI collection which can be scheduled after the VLAN discovery.

    1. Select Admin > Task Manager to open the Task Manager, and then select Router Profiles.
    2. Click “New Profile” to create a new router profile, for example, with name VLANDiscovery.
    3. In the Router Profile window, click “Add” to add minimally the IP address and the SNMP community string for the routers that you would like to collect.

      Figure 1: Router Profile Window

      Router Profile Window
    4. On the General Parameters tab, enter in a specific IP address or an IP address range in the IP Address field. You can enter in each router as a separate entry with its own community string. Alternatively, to scan a range of IP addresses, you can enter in the range in braces, for example, 10.0.[0-15].[0-255].
    5. Specify a default login, password, and Enable password. If a remote collection server will be required to reach this device via SSH, specify the remote collection server IP address in the Agent(s) field. This information will not be used directly during the VLAN Discovery task, but will be used to create a device profile for the subsequent Network Config Data Collection Task.
    6. On the SNMP Parameters tab, enter in the SNMP community string information. Optionally click the button to the right of the community string field to encrypt the community string. Note that once the community string is encrypted, it is not possible to view it again in plaintext from IP/MPLSView.
    7. Click the “Add” button in the add window to add this new entry to the router profile.
    8. Repeat these steps to add subsequent IP addresses or ranges of IP addresses. When you are done entering in the router profile details, select Close.
    9. In the router profile window, click the Save button to save your router profile.

      Figure 2: Adding a Router Profile Entry for an IP Range

      Adding a Router Profile Entry for an IP Range

    Modified: 2016-11-08