A device is a piece of hardware from which we can collect data. The device will have a host name 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.




Iris Certified Engineer (ICE) Level 1, 2 and 3

We offer certification exams for all users and administrators. Tracks have been developed to cover the content for each of the levels. To register to be an ICE, please email support@irisns.com.