This section provides general information for the Network Device plugin.

The Network Device plugin monitors SNMP-capable devices on your network.

The Network Device plugin uses SNMP GET requests to obtain resource statistics for the monitored device. If you want to create events for SNMP traps issued by a device, you can configure it to send traps to the vCenter Hyperic agent that manages it. It is not necessary to receive traps to obtain device metrics.

This section details the resource types in vCenter Hyperic that map to managed network device entities and the inventory level for each type in the vCenter Hyperic inventory model.

This sections provides instructions to configure the Network Device.

This section explains the privileges required for the default SNMP port.

This section details the network device management functions.