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Devices List


Selecting Devices in the left pane displays a Device List report in the right pane. The saved report’s filename starts with “ROUTER_LIST.” Clicking on the small icon to the left of Devices in the left pane will expand the tree to show a list of routers in the left pane. These devices can then be individually selected to display a detailed Equipment View in the right pane for the selected router. See Equipment View for more information

Figure 122: Device List
Device List

Various actions can be executed by right clicking on a row and selecting an item from the popup menu. The items in this popup menu are available for many reports in the Hardware Inventory window, though not all reports will contain all items.

  • Node Detail: Brings up a Node window with detailed information about the node in the selected row.

  • Highlight: Highlights the relevant node in the Map window.

  • Show Config: Opens the router configuration file for the relevant node if such a file is available.

  • Show Equipment: This will open the Equipment View window for the relevant node.

The Table Options window can be opened by right clicking on a row in a report and selecting Table Options. This is useful for customizing the type of information displayed in the report.

Figure 123: Hardware Inventory Table Options
Hardware Inventory Table Options

Selecting Use image icons or checkbox if applicable displays image icons in vendor and status cells that make the reports more visually pleasing and easier to comprehend at a glance. The Autofit to window option will, when selected, automatically resize the column widths to fit the width of the report window. In the bottom half of the Table Options window, specific columns can be either included are excluded from the report.




Device name converted into NorthStar Planner format


Device hostname


Device vendor (for example, Cisco, Juniper Networks)

IP Address

Loopback IP address of the Device, typically the first one listed


Filename of collected configuration file

Chassis Type

The type of chassis, for example, WS-C6509-E (similar to SNMP chassisType)

OS Version

Operating System Version, for example, 12.2(53)SE


SNMP sysContact


Device description


SNMP sysLocation

System Name*

SNMP sysName

Boot Image

The boot image, e.g, a string starting with flash:, bootflash:, disk0:

Configuration Memory

Non-volatile configuration memory (bytes)

Configuration Memory in Use*

Non-volatile configuration memory in use (bytes) SNMP nvRAMUsed

Configuration Register*

SNMP configRegister, for the configuration register value

Hardware Id

Equivalent of SNMP chassisId, which defaults to the chassis serial number

Hardware Version

Equivalent of SNMP chassisVersion, which defaults to the chassis hardware revision level

Last Update by CLI

The last time this file was updated by CLI collection


Equivalent of SNMP processorRam, based on RAM available to CPU (bytes)

Mgmt IP Addr

The Management IP Address is the IP addressed used by NorthStar Planner to discover the device.


The Hardware model can provide additional detail not known from the vendor, for example, by distinguishing JUNIPER and JUNIPER_EX

OS Family

The operating system family (for example, IOS, Junos OS)


The device processor, for example, PowerPC405

ROM System Version*

SNMP romSysVersion, which contains the ROM system software version

ROM Version

SNMP romVersion, which contains the ROM monitor version


SNMP fields will not be populated if hardware inventory is collected by CLI.