Netsight v6.2 & 3rd Party Device Informations

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Hi Guys,

we installed Netsight Version 6.2 on Wednesday and all is fine except one thing:

We import the MiB of a Zyxel Switch (GS1920-24HP) and edit the mydevice.properties File so the question Mark is away but Netsight doesn't show the Firmware Version of the Zyxel Switch altough the MiB has this Information.

When i open the MiB tools and jump to Zyxel i can see the Firmware Version. Just Netsight won't show it. The Field is blank.

Any Ideas?
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NetSight uses some predefined rules to extract the firmware revision from sysDescr and it also checks certain OIDs. Possible issues:
1) This device does not follow one of those format.
Please provide exact sysDescr value [xxxxx]
2) MIB Import could have caused a problem

Note: NetSight does not allow you to add your own OIDs for discover. 
Perhaps you could provide the MIB?
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The MIBs import fine.
Using 6.4 development environment the list of Groups/OID names grows from 59,101 to 59,138.
There is 1 new duplicate group so that should not cause any issues.

// Duplicate.
products[zyxel] 1.3.6.1.4.1.890.1 products[apc] 1.3.6.1.4.1.318.1

We do not allow new OIDs to be queried for firmware without code change.
This would be a worth while addition in the future.
Is the firmware in the sysDescr?  
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I googled the device and found some sysDecr values and no they do not show a firmware revision.
Created a CR to consider adding this support to NetSight.

One more suggestion would a FlexView be of use for this device Family?
Since you have the MIBs that is something that can be created.
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Good Morning,

thank you for alle the replies!

A Flexview would be a possible solution, but we prefer the "Standard List" of Devices.
So, we just wait for the Future and new Releases from Netsight.

Is Version 6.2 the "up-to-date" Version? or could we use a newer one?

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Hi Dennis,
The latest version is 6.2.0.221, released on Thursday, June 18, 2015.
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which license I need to manage third party devices?