Adding a network device group¶
Device groups allow certain settings to be applied over the individual configurations of devices assigned to them and can be used to streamline device administration and management in larger network environments.
The settings configured for the group are automatically applied to all new devices added to the device group. The original configurations of these devices are overwritten.
To add a new network device group, select Add Group under Configuration > Network Devices, and then do the following:
In the Name section of the Add Network Device Group page, enter a unique, case-sensitive name for the device group.
2. In the Access section of the page, select the SNMP version to use to communicate with all devices in this group, and then enter the read-only community string that the devices have been configured with. The community string is required for SNMP v1 and v2c. 2a. If SNMPv3 is selected as the communication method for the group, then the following settings will also need to be configured:
User Name - Used to authenticate SNMPv3 sessions with the devices in the group.
Security Level - Enables or disables hashing and/or encryption for devices in the group.
Hash Type - Hash function that is used by the devices in the group (SHA1 or MD5, only available for AuthNoPriv and AuthPriv security levels).
Authentication Passphrase - Passphrase that is used by the devices in the group with the selected hash type.
Encryption Type - Encryption type that is used by the devices in the group (AES128 or DES, only available with AuthPriv security level).
Privacy Passphrase - Passphrase that is used by the devices in the group with the selected encryption type.
Select Poll as Endpoint to allow Plixer Endpoint Analytics to treat the devices in this group as endpoints rather than network devices. If none of the devices in the group support MAC notification traps (i.e. not Cisco or Enterasys devices or have MAC notification traps disabled), then select Does not support MAC notification traps.
(Optional) In the RADIUS section of the page, select Enable RADIUS to allow the system to process RADIUS accounting data from devices in this group, and then enter the Shared Secret set on the physical devices.
Click Save to save the device group configuration.