Switch management

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This module can be used to manage switches to which servers can be assigned.

You can register new devices, edit or delete existing ones and configure ports through which you are managing switches.

See also the article Getting started with DCImanager.

Module «Switch»
T-bullet.gif View a list of switches
T-new.png Add switch
T-edit.png Edit switch
T-delete.png Delete switch
T-editlist.png Switch ports
T-getdinfo.png Update switch

View a list of switches

  • Name - the name of the switch.
  • Host name - hostname of this switch. This information is collected automatically, if the device supports this functionality.
  • Device type - a type of the switch.
  • IP address - the IP address of the switch.
  • Number of ports - the number of ports (used/maximum).
  • Rack - the rack where this equipment is installed. Not displayed in DCImanager Essential.
  • Notes - additional information related to the switch.

Add switch

To register a new switch, click the "Create" icon and fill out the form:

Step 1 Register a new witch

Module «Switches»
  • Name - enter the name for the switch.
  • IP address - enter an IP address that will be used to access the device.
  • Device - select a type of the switch.
  • Rack - select a rack where this equipment is installed. Not displayed in DCImanager Essential.
  • Notes - provide additional information related to the switch.

Step 2 Access

Module «Switches»

The number of tabs will vary depending on the device selected.

The "SNMP settings"

  • Version - SNMP version, supported by these devices.
  • Community - community for access to the device (only for SNMP v1 and v2c).
  • Privileges - access level (only for SNMP v3)
  • User - enter a login for access.
  • Password - enter a password for access.

The "Settings SSH" tab

  • User - enter a login for access.
  • Password - enter a password for access.

The "Settings Telnet" tab

  • User - enter a login for access.
  • Password - enter a password for access.

Edit switch

To edit a device, locate the one you wish to edit, click the "Edit" icon and modify the settings you want to change:

Module «Switches»

The "Basic" tab

  • Name - enter the name for the switch.
  • IP address - enter an IP address.
  • Rack - select a rack where this equipment is installed. Not displayed in DCImanager Essential.
  • Apply to servers - select the check box to apply this rack to all the associated servers.
  • Notes - provide additional information related to the switch.

The number of tabs depends on the device selected.

The "SNMP settings"

  • Version - SNMP version, supported by these devices.
  • Community - community for access to the device (only for SNMP v1 and v2c).
  • Privileges - access level (only for SNMP v3)
  • User - enter a login for access.
  • Password - enter a password for access.

The "SSH" settings

  • User - enter a login for access.
  • Password - enter a password for access.

The "Telnet settings"

  • User - enter a login for access.
  • Password - enter a password for access.

Delete switch

To delete a switch, select it from the list and click the "Delete" icon. Confirm that you want to delete the selected switch by clicking OK on the following form..

Update switch

This function is used to collect information about ports. Select the device and click the "Refresh" icon. All the information will be available in the Switch ports module.