What is a device?

A device is a piece of hardware from which we can collect data. The device will have a hostname and an IP address and we can collect data using:

 

SNMP

Traps

Netflow

Syslogs

Etc.

 

 

Devices are made up of different components.

 

Here are some examples:

A CPU

Interfaces

Some traffic shaping policies

Various environmental monitors

Power supplies

Cooling

fans

Line

cards

Radios

Memory

 

Each of these components have a unique identifier. For example: An interface might be called fe0/1, a policy map might be called gold or silver, a CPU might reside on a line card or on the router chassis itself. These unique names make up the elements of the device.

 

Managing devices includes adding or removing devices that are monitored by Iris. You are also able to change the IP address, the poller or polling routines for a particular device.

 

As an administrator of Iris, you will need to be able to add new devices to the Iris system as well as be able to edit existing devices. Let’s have a look at this in more detail.


 

Adding a new device

ThereThere are four steps to adding or creating a new device on Iris.


Step 1

Step 2

 

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1. Click on Configuration on the navigation bar at the top of the screen.



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1. Select Devices and Manage Devices from the drop-downs.

 

In Manage Devices, you can do the following:

· Add or remove devices monitored in IRIS.

· Change the IP address, the poller or polling routines for a particular device.

Step 3


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1. The Devices page will be displayed.

2. Click the Add new device icon at the top of your screen.


Step 4


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1. The Create a new Device pop-up will be displayed.

2. Complete the fields. See the cheat sheet on the next page for more detail about each of the fields.

3. Click Check to ensure that all the fields have been completed correctly.

3. Click Save.

 



 Edit a device

There are four steps to editing a device on Iris. 

Step 1

Step 2

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1. Click on Configuration on the navigation bar at the top of the screen.

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1. Select Devices and Manage Devices from the drop-downs.


In Manage Devices, you can do the following:

· Add or remove devices monitored in IRIS.

· Change the IP address, the poller or polling routines for a particular device.

Step 3

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1. The Devices page will be displayed.

2. Click the Edit all selected items icon at the top of your screen.


 

Step 4

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1. The Edit Device pop-up will be displayed.

2. If you would like to change the Hostname, click Change and the Change Hostname pop-up will be displayed.

3. Type in the hostname that you would like to use for the device or edit the existing hostname.

4. Click Change.

5. Update any other relevant fields on the Edit Device pop-up. See the cheat sheet on the next page for more detail about each of the fields.

6. Click Save.

 


Manage Device Profile

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Clicking on Manage Device Profile brings up a list of profiles used to tell Iris how to poll a specific device.


1 - Add a device
2 - Bulk edit selected items
3 - Show deleted devices
4 - Delete selected items
5 - Clear filters
6 - Show/hide columns
7 - Export list to CSV
8 - Filter text in this column by typing in the filter box
9 - Edit a profile
10 - Copy a device profile to a new profile
11 - Delete a device profile

  

 

Edit Device Profile - Basic Details

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1 - Unique profile name for polling a device
2 - Meaningful description of the polling profile
3 - Add poll routines to the profile to be used when polling the device


Edit Device Profile - ICMP Monitoring

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For ICMP monitoring:

1 - Monitor the Primary device IP
2 - Monitor all interfaces on the device


Edit Device Profile - TCP Port Monitoring

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1 - Add a TCP port

 

Edit Device Profile - Config/WMI

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Add the Username (1) and Password (2) and Auth (3) for either Rancid or WMI.

For WMI, Iris will require a Domain Admin (or local for non-AD environments) user account with either Admin Rights or WMI permissions.