Network Device Settings

    What you are going to learn:

  • What are the different device settings

To access the device settings (or edit page), go to the network device detail page and then click the Menu Icon at the top right then Edit.

Basic Settings
Basic Settings

  • Name: A name to identify the network device.

  • Hostname / IP: Hostname or IP Address of the network device.

  • Collector Agent: Which agent will take charge of the SNMP polling. We recommend to select the agent closest to the device.

  • Collector Frequency: The interval between two SNMP polling.

  • Location: String to detail the Location of this network device.

  • Contact Details: String to detail who is in charge of this network device. It could be an email, name or phone number.

  • Device Type: Network device type, Router, Switch or Wifi AP. If the device is not exactly one of the three, use Router.

  • SNMP Version: SNMP Version to use when communicating with the device (v1, v2c or v3). Learn more on SNMP Configuration.

  • SNMP Community: SNMP Community to use when communicating with the device.

SNMP v3 Parameters
SNMP v3 Parameters

  • SNMP Security Level: authPriv (default), authNoPriv, noAuthNoPriv

  • SNMP Security Name: Often referred to as the username.

  • SNMP Auth Protocol: SHA (better) or MD5

  • SNMP Auth Password: Auth Password

  • SNMP Privacy Protocol: AES (better) or DES

  • SNMP Privacy Password: Privacy or Encryption Password

  • SNMP Context Name: Context Name

  • SNMP Context ID: Context ID

Advanced Parameters
Advanced Parameters

  • SNMP Port: default 161

  • SNMP Protocol: UDP (default), TCP, UDP IPv6, TCP IPv6

  • Force 32-bits counters: Force to use 32-bits counters over 64-bits counters. Learn more at Supported Devices.

  • Device Unreachability Severity: Default is Error. Severity level of the device offline notifications.

  • Interface SNMP indexes to ignore: Learn more at Network Device Interfaces.

  • Interface SNMP types to collect: Learn more at Network Device Interfaces.