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After an IP discovery and a vDiscovery, you can view discovered data in the Discovered Data section when you drill down to a specific IP address in the Net Map, Net List, IP Map, or IP List panel. For information about IP Map and IP List, see IP Map and IP Address List.

You can also view discovered data for Cloud specific VMs in the Cloud tab. Note that you must install the Cloud Network Automation license on the Grid Master to view the Cloud tab.

Viewing IPAM Discovered Data

To view discovered data in the IPAM tab:

  1. In the top navigation bar, select the network view to which discovered data belongs.
  2. From the Data Management tab, select the IPAM tab.
  3. In the IPAM home page, select the network you want to view discovered data and click the link.
  4. In the IP List of IP Map panel, click the IP address link to drill down to the IP address properties panel.
  5. In the Discovered Data section, click the Configure icon to specify data to be displayed in the Discovered Data tab.
  6. Select fields from the Available list and click the arrow key to move them to the Selected list and vice versa. You can use CTRL+Click or SHIFT+Click to select multiple fields at one time.
    You can also change the order in which the fields are displayed by moving the fields up and down in the Selected list. To move a field up in the list, select it and click the Up arrow. To move a field down, select it and click the Down arrow.
  7. Click the Configure icon again, and the Discovered Data section displays the fields you have specified. Note the fields you select appears for all IP addresses in the network.

Depending on the source of the discovered data, when you modify certain DNS and DHCP objects, Grid Manager can display some of the following discovered data (if any) in the Discovered Data tab:

  • NetBIOSName: The name returned in the NetBIOS reply or the name you manually register for the discovered host.
  • OS: The operating system of the detected host or virtual entity. The OS can be one of the following:
    • Microsoft for all discovered hosts that have a non-null value in the MAC addresses using the NetBIOS discovery method.
    • A value that a TCP discovery returns.
    • The OS of a virtual entity on a vSphere server.
  • Discovered MAC Address: The discovered MAC address for the host. This is the unique identifier of a network device. The discovery acquires the MAC address for hosts that are located on the same network as the Grid member that is running the discovery. This can also be the MAC address of a virtual entity on a specified vSphere server.
  • AP Name: The name of the access point for the device. This column is displayed only for wireless devices. If discovered by NetMRI, the value will be populated through IPAM Sync as well.

  • AP IP Address: The IP address of the access point for the device. This column is displayed only for wireless devices. If discovered by NetMRI, the value will be populated through IPAM Sync as well.

  • SSID: The unique name of the WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network). If discovered by NetMRI, the value will be populated through IPAM Sync as well.

  • Discovered DUID: For IPv6 address only. The DHCP unique identifier of the discovered host. This is an optional field, and data might not be included.
  • Last Discovered: The timestamp when the IP address was last discovered.
  • First Discovered: The timestamp when the IP address was first discovered.
  • Task Name: The name of the task that collected the discovered data. It is usually the ID or task name that collected the data. It is defined on the corresponding NetMRI appliance when you import the discovered data to the NIOS appliance. The task name should be defined in thevDiscoverytask managerforvDiscovery.
  • Discovered Name: The name of the network device associated with the discovered IP address.
  • Discoverer: Specifies whether the IP address was discovered by NetMRI or NIOS discovery process.
  • Attached Device Description: A textual description of the switch that is connected to the end device.
  • Attached Device Address: The IPv4 or IPv6 address of the switch that is connected to the end device.
  • Attached Device Model: If a reverse lookup was successful for the IP address associated with this switch, the device model is displayed here.
  • Attached Device Name: If a reverse lookup was successful for the IP address associated with this switch, the host name is displayed here.
  • Attached Device Port Description: A textual description of the switch port that is connected to the end device.
  • Attached Device Port Name: The name of the switch port connected to the end device.
  • Attached Device Vendor: The vendor name of the switch port connected to the end device.
  • Attached Device Port: The number of the switch port connected to the end device.
  • Attached Device Type: Identifies the switch that is connected to the end device.
  • Attached Device Location: The physical location of the network device to which the end host is connected/attached, as detected from the device during discovery.
  • Attached Device Contact: The contact details for the network device to which the End Host is connected/attached, as detected from the device during discovery.
  • Device Vendor: The vendor name of the end device.
  • Device Model: The device model of the end device.
  • Device Location: The physical location of the network device on which the IP Address is configured, as detected from the device during discovery.
  • Device Contact: The contact details for the network device on which the IP Address is configured, as detected from the device during discovery.
  • Device Management IP: The IPv4 or IPv6 address of the end device that is connected to the switch.
  • Device Port Type: The port type for the end device.
  • Device Port Name: The port name for the end device.
  • Device Type(s): Identifies the device type.
  • Port Duplex: The negotiated or operational duplex setting of the switch port connected to the end device. You can modify this in the IPv6 fixed address and AAAA record editors.
  • Port Link: The link status of the switch port connected to the end device. Indicates whether it is connected.
  • Port Speed: The interface speed, in Mbps, of the switch port. You can modify this in the IPv6 fixed address and AAAA record editors.
  • Port Type: The switch port type.
  • Port Status: The operational status of the switch port. Indicates whether the port is up or down.
  • Open Port(s): Ports that are open.
  • VLAN Description: The description of the VLAN of the switch port that is connected to the end device.
  • VLAN Name: The name of the VLAN of the switch port.
  • VLAN ID: The ID of the VLAN of the switch port.

For IP addresses discovered through a vDiscovery, Grid Manager displays the following additional information, if available:

  • Virtual Host Adapter: The name of the physical network adapter through which the virtual entity is connected to the appliance.
  • Virtual Datacenter: The name of the vSphere datacenter or container to which the virtual entity belongs.
  • Virtual Cluster: The name of the VMware cluster to which the virtual entity belongs.
  • Virtual Entity Name: The name of the virtual entity.
  • Virtual Entity Type: The virtual entity type. This can be blank or one of the following: Virtual Machine, Virtual Host, or Virtual Center. Virtual Center represents a VMware vCenter server.
  • Virtual Host: The name of the VMware server on which the virtual entity was discovered.
  • Virtual Switch: The name of the switch to which the virtual entity is connected.
  • Virtual Machine Name: The name of the VM instance.
  • Virtual Machine ID: The ID of the VM.
  • Virtual Machine Tenant ID: The tenant ID to which the VM belongs.
  • Virtual Machine Port Group: The port group to which the VM belongs.
  • Attached Virtual Switch Name: The name of the virtual switch to which the VM is connected.
  • Attached Virtual Switch ID: The ID of the virtual switch to which the VM is connected.
  • Attached Virtual Switch Type: The type of the virtual switch. This can be standard or distributed.
  • Attached Virtual Switch IPv6 Enabled: Indicates that virtual switch that has IPv6 enabled.
  • Attached Virtual Port Name: The name of the virtual adapter on the virtual switch to which the VM is connected.
  • Attached Virtual Port MAC Address: The MAC address of the virtual adapter on the virtual switch to which the VM is connected.
  • Attached Virtual Port Link Status: The link status of the virtual adapter on the virtual switch to which the VM is connected.
  • Attached Virtual Port Configured Speed: The configured port speed of the virtual adapter on the virtual switch to which the VM is connected.
  • Attached Virtual Port Configured Mode: The configured mode of the virtual adapter on the virtual switch to which the VM is connected.
  • Attached Virtual Port Configured Speed: The actual port speed of the virtual adapter on the virtual switch to which the VM is connected.
  • Attached Virtual Port Configured Mode: The actual mode of the virtual adapter on the virtual switch to which the VM is connected.
  • Network Segment Type: The type of network segment to which the VM is connected.
  • Network Segment Name: The name of the network segment to which the VM is connected.
  • Network Segment ID: The ID of the network segment to which the VM is connected.
  • Network Segment Port Group: The port group of the network segment to which the VM is connected.
  • Network Segment Available Ports: The number of available ports reported by the virtual switch to which the VM is connected.
  • Attached Virtual Switch VTEP Type: The type of VTEP (Virtual Tunnel Endpoint) in the virtual switch that is connected to the VM. This can be VXLAN or STT.
  • Attached Virtual Switch VTEP IP: The IP address of the VTEP in the virtual switch that is connected to the VM.
  • Attached Virtual Switch VTEP Port Group: The port group of the VTEP in the virtual switch that is connected to the VM.
  • Attached Virtual Switch VTEP VLAN: The VLAN of the VTEP in the virtual switch that is connected to the VM.
  • Attached Virtual Switch VTEP DHCP Server: The DHCP server of the VTEP in the virtual switch that is connected to the VM.
  • Attached Virtual Switch VTEP Multicast: The multicast address of the VTEP in the virtual switch that is connected to the VM.
  • Physical Host IP Address: The IP address of the physical node on which the VM is hosted.
  • Physical Host Name: The name of the physical node on which the VM is hosted.
  • Physical Host MAC Address: The MAC address of the physical node on which the VM is hosted.
  • Physical Host CIDR Subnet: The subnet mask of the physical node on which the VM is hosted.
  • Physical Host 's NIC Names: The list of all physical port names used by the virtual switch on the physical node on which the virtual machine is hosted. Valid values are eth1, eth2, eth3, and so on.

Viewing Discovered Data for Cloud VMs

You can view discovered data for cloud specific VMs after performing a vDiscovery job. Note that you must have at least read-only permission to "All Tenants" and "All Network Views" to view the VMs tab.

To view discovered data for cloud VMs, see Viewing All Cloud VMs.

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