This sections provides instructions to configure the Network Device.

This topic details the Network Device configuration options.

This section provides instructions to configure a platform of type "Network Device" to represent the device you wish to monitor, and select a vCenter Hyperic agent to collect device metrics.

This section provides instructions for enabling the vCenter Hyperic agent to receive traps from a network device and to log events for traps it receives. This step is optional.

This section explains how to configure alert definitions for your managed network device resources.

If operating system platforms in your environment depend on the Network Device platform, you can define those dependencies using the Network Host Dependency Manager. This optional configuration is useful when vCenter Hyperic's hierarchical alerting feature is enabled.