Preventing Discovery Problems
The following describes some preventive practices to do when you discover a mixed vendor / mixed class network
1. Manually telnet to a device to verify that you have the correct authentication information.
2. If you know the device, look at the config and verify that the snmp community string is correct.
3. Discover the device.
4. If there are any problems with any devices, then telnet to any problem devices and verify that telnet works / authentication is good.
5. If there are snmp problems, use this application’s snmp tool.
To verify SNMP and WMI connections are working between Redcell and the devices in the network, use the following tools.
1. Open MIB Browser in UI
2. Select RFC1213, system, from the RFC Standard Mibs branch
3. Fill out the Authentication tab
4. Select the device tab and information will populate as soon as the query is answered.
There is no task bar running, but failures will eventually timeout and a pop up error will be presented.
1. Launch the wmiutil.exe command line tool from \owareapps\wmi\bin\"
2. You need to supply a user and a password along with an IP or hostname
c:\Dorado\owareapps\wmi\bin\wmiutil.exe -user <user> -password <password> -host <IP or Hostname>
Typing wmiutil.exe with no arguments returns launch the WMIUtil User Interface.
Typing wmiutil.exe ? will return the help options.
See WMI Troubleshooting Procedures and Additional WMI Troubleshooting for additional details.