In vCenter Hyperic, remotely monitored resources are represented as a platform.

To create a platform for the remote device or host:

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Select New Platform from the Tools menu.

2

Enter a name for the platform.

3

Select Network Device from the Platform Type pulldown.

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Enter the FQDN of the network device or host.

5

Select the agent connection from the pulldown list - it must have connectivity to the SNMP port on the device or host.

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Enter the IP address of the network device or host.

Do not use 127.0.0.1, even if the application is local to the agent being used for the SNMP connection.

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The netmask or MAC address of the device or server may be required depending on the configuration of the device.

8

Click OK.

The Inventory tab for the new platform is displayed.

9

Click Edit in the Configuration Properties section.

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Select the interface.index the device uses to uniquely identify interface services. Most devices work with the default (ifDescr).

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Supply or validate the snmpIp, snmpPort and SNMP community string.

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Select the value for the snmpVersion that corresponds to the device.

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If you use SNMP v3, it is likely that authentication is configured, in which case enter username, password and auth type.

14

Select the Enable Log Tracking checkbox.

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Click OK.