Troubleshoot Cisco/MDS Nexus Discovery Failures

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Switch discovery failure in the SolutionPack for Cisco MDS/Nexus

Edit and exclude the GENERIC-INTERFACES capability on Cisco MDS/Nexus switches.

Discovery must be successful for every switch that the SolutionPack for Cisco MDS/Nexus displays. The value for the devtype must be FabricSwitch. For most switches, this information is discovered automatically. However, if your switch discovery does not occur with > devtype equal to FabricSwitch, the switch will not appear under the SolutionPack reports.

Procedure

  1. Edit device settings.
    Open the Device Discovery GUI ( http://yourserver_ip:58080/device-discovery/).
  2. Exclude the GENERIC-INTERFACES capability on Cisco MDS/Nexus switches.

    Without it, more polling occurs.

    Device discovery GUI
  3. To exclude the capability, edit SNMP agent settings (under Devices), and exclude it.