Select Network Devices to Monitor
Network Device Monitoring is added from the network’s Connected Devices section.
To add monitoring to a supported Network Device*
- Go to the Networks tab
- Choose the managed network
- Navigate to the Connected Devices section
- Right-click on the target device (or from the Device menu)
- Choose Monitor Device
Limit the number of returned devices via the status drop-down and / or Search Devices filtering options.
Use the Network Device Monitoring Columns (Supports Monitoring, Capabilities, Supports printer checks and Supports interfaces checks) to identify the supported devices and their available Checks.
The Monitor Device option is only available where the network and devices is currently online.
Regardless of their response to our SNMP queries and the device type, all monitored devices receive a Ping Check.
Devices that respond to our SNMP queries with details of their monitorable components automatically receive the below Automatically added Monitored Components.
Once added to monitoring Network Discovery Agents will now run Checks against the selected device every 5 minutes.
Automatically added Monitored Components
Devices that respond to our SNMP queries with details of their monitorable components automatically receive the following standard Checks.
|Check||Automatically Monitors||Device Type|
|Cartridge Level Check||All ink/toner cartridges||Printer|
|Paper Level Check||All automatic feed trays||Printer|
|Interface Check||All physical Ethernet ports||Router, Switch or Firewall|
Use Edit Check to amend the monitored component settings for standard Checks and Add Check to add more standard Checks to a Device.
In addition to the standard Checks, where the SNMP scan detects support for our extended monitoring set, additional Network Device SNMP Checks are also added to the device. As we increase our portfolio of extended monitoring sets to include additional vendors and products, we will automatically add these Checks to existing devices (where supported).
The available extended monitoring sets depend on the device type and manufacturer.
Current behavior: the extended monitoring set Network Device SNMP Checks are only added automatically and do not support the Add or Edit Check functionality.
For the Interface Check we would suggest enabling monitoring only for those interfaces that are expected to always be connected, for example servers.
Once monitoring is enabled we continually check the device’s connectivity to determine whether it is reachable over ARP (Address Resolution Protocol).
Where the device loses connectivity, it is reported as offline in the north pane of the Networks Devices tab and an Alert generated (if configured).