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Discovery / Re: Across WAN discoveries
« on: August 10, 2017, 03:45:55 PM »
In general phones should not be contaced though. What version of NeDi and what kind of phones do you have?

Definition Files / Re: Wanted - Juniper ex4300 definition file
« on: July 14, 2017, 10:55:19 AM »
There's a bunch of similar ones available (check with nedi.pl -y). I'd use this one as template:
Juniper             Ex4200              

GUI / Re: Scheduled downtime for devices
« on: July 11, 2017, 11:43:31 AM »
Good question and I'm sure everybody encounters this situation. The monitoring service can be stopped in System-Services, but the proper approach is the maintenance mode (explained at 45:05): https://youtu.be/K5YuPGyQMmg?list=FL1aYM5K5bXjuU4cBy2FpY3g

« on: July 09, 2017, 07:17:18 PM »
I suspect slow DNS servers can cause such issues, as NeDi blocks the DB while waiting for an answer. I'll change this, but you can try with -n to see if it makes any difference.

1. I once thought a int(10) would be enough to hold broadcasts within a discovery. Turns out it isn't! It's initialized with int(20), but older DB's still have int(10).

2. Similarly it can happen that wlan controllers return a very long username like "Remo's MACbook or even more nonsense". Depending on your DB settings it just gets truncated or a screetching halt (your case). I'll be changing libdb.pm line 1867 in 1.7p1 to:

my $user   = $dbh->quote($m->{$dv}{$mcvl}{us}?substr($m->{$dv}{$mcvl}{us},0,30):'');

Limiting to 30 characters to hold escapes characters for singlequotes. Still might need work on ever stranger usernames!

Discovery / Re: Manually Adding / Importing Devices?
« on: June 28, 2017, 03:24:22 PM »
Great to hear, thanks for the feedback! Hope it becomes so important that you want to buy the subscription ;)

You can create devices by directly inserting them into the devices table or by clicking the "green plus" in Devices-Status...

There's even a cloudlink.pl script that can create virtual links to such manually added devices (to represent provider clouds for example)

Discovery / Re: Problem discovery Switch Huawei
« on: June 28, 2017, 03:20:20 PM »
Looks like the PVID is not indexed to the correct if-indexes. You can define a PVID Index in Defgen to have it mapped correctly.

I don't know the correct OID for Huawei, but it should be documented somewhere in their MIBs. Perhaps it's somewhere near

Definition Files / Re: Please remake the need for defgen in Nedi
« on: June 13, 2017, 10:31:55 AM »
Well MIBs only describe OIDs. You still need to know what to ask...

I've decided to skip MIBs 15 years ago to avoid the overhead. I went for individual .def files to avoid constraints between types as well...

15 years later I'm still happy with this decision as it is robust and pretty reliable.

In 1.7 I've added a new function to copy any existing .def over an unknown type. This will make life much easier!

Discovery / Re: Customizing the "Discover Now" button
« on: June 13, 2017, 10:25:05 AM »
Good point. It might make sense to make FQDN configurable in nedi.conf...

Good! the '@' could be supported in the hostname, but I've never encountered it before...

Anyone let me know, if this is required in future versions.

Installation / Re: ESXi host config backup
« on: June 05, 2017, 01:30:34 PM »
Yes, the logic behind ESX servers can be installed quite easily, but knowing what settings you had for VMs might be more benefical. At least this was the case for me...

Tx for the logs! Is it possible to remove the @ from the hostname? It may not be the OS after all...

While you're at it, change the location to something like "Country;City;Street;1;Room;Rack1;10" and behold in Topology-Table what it does :)

Installation / Re: ESXi host config backup
« on: June 04, 2017, 03:45:36 PM »
You could create a new folder and softlink all parentfolders in the there, then backup that "new folder" or use a wildcard to match all datastores (if possible). I'm aware of the implications due to different file paths. Therefore I leave it up to the users to find creative solutions :)

Installation / Re: ESXi host config backup
« on: May 29, 2017, 11:36:01 PM »
It's hardcoded in inc/libcli.pm, but you could easily change the $cmd{'ESX'}{'shcf'} variable..

That's new to me. Watch the CLI tutorial on NeDi's youtube channel. A quicker way enable CLI debugging with -dc and check input- and output.log to see where it hangs...

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