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Device Profiles


The IP/MPLSView main window has a Tools menu used to display the Task Manager, MIB Browser, Device Profiles, User Admin, and File Browser windows.

Select Tools>Device Profiles to display the Device Profiles window. Figure 1 shows the Device Profiles window.

Figure 1: Device Profiles Window
Device Profiles Window

To add a new device to a profile, click Add. Figure 2 shows the Add New Device Dialog Box.

Figure 2: Add New Device Dialog Box
Add New Device Dialog Box

Table 1 describes the Device Profiles Add New Device dialog box table columns.

Table 1: Add New Device Dialog Box Columns

Column Name


Device Name

Name of the network device, which should be identical to the hostname. During configuration collection, the software uses this name along with the IP address as part of the name of the collected configuration file. The configuration filename uses the format If the device name is left blank, the configuration filename uses the format ip.cfg.

Device IP

IP address of the network device.


Name of the hardware vendor for the device. Possible values include, but are not limited to: Generic, Juniper, Cisco, ERX, Foundry, Riverstone, CRS, and New. If you select Generic as the vendor, the software attempts to guess the vendor by issuing the show version CLI command. For traffic collection purposes, you must specify this field explicitly by choosing a value other than Generic.


Model number of the network device.


Type of operating system installed on the device.

OS Version

Version number of the operating system build installed on the network device.

Enable Level

Default = 0; Reserved for future use. (Some devices may require a privilege password with a different enable level.)

Login / Password

Login ID and password for the network device.

Privilege Login / Privilege Password

Login ID and password for situations that require a higher-security login. Use a login that has the appropriate privileges for the vendor-specific show commands.


Timeout value for the telnet access method. The default value is 300 seconds.


Number of retries for telnet. The default number of retries is 3.

Access Method

Method used to access the network device. Possible values include:

  • telnet—(Default) Use only telnet access.

  • ssh—Use only ssh access.

  • telnet | ssh—Try telnet access first, and then try ssh access if telnet access fails.

  • ssh | telnet—Try ssh access first, and then try telnet access if ssh access fails.


A space-delimited list of one or more intermediate servers that act as gateways to the device. The servers should either have the same login and password as the device, or there should be another entry in the device profile for the intermediate servers to indicate their login and password information. When scheduling a task to collect data for a device through an intermediate server, you must add the intermediate servers to the list of devices to be collected if the intermediate server and the devices have different login and password information.

Telnet Port

Port number for telnet access. The default telnet port number is 23.

SSH Command

The full path of the command and options used for ssh; for example, /usr/bin/ssh -1 -p 8888.

Management IP

The management interface IP address, which is used first to connect to the device, if available. If this connection fails, the software instead uses the IP address of the device.

To modify an existing device click Modify. To delete a device, select the device and click Delete. To test connectivity to the device, click Test Connectivity.

To copy settings from the currently selected profile to the master profile, select Sync to Master Profile.


The Agent(s) field in the device profile is used to identify an intermediate host that the application server can log in to and then from there log in to the network device to perform CLI operations.

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