How to discover network devices with Management Center 7?

  • 5 August 2016
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How do I discover my network devices with Management Center 7.0? Older versions of NetSight Console had a feature in which I could define an IP address range, select a type of discovery (ICMP or SNMP), enter SNMP credentials to use and find every device within that IP address range that would respond.

The legacy apps, such as Console, are going to be deprecated, and are no longer supported.

How do I do this same task using Management Center?

Thanks, Jess

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Jess, you find this under network/devices/sites - it allows ranges, seed etc. compared to former versions you can also schedule it (recurring). sites allow you to discover and map to a hierarchy and then leverage ZTP+ to provide initial configuration. a series of steps are combined within the sites tabs discovered devices show up in the network/discover tab Hope this helps Markus
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The Help documentations provide a good description of the steps. At the large ? icon search 'checklist' and select topic "Extreme Management Center Initial Configuration Checklist".
1. Organize, add, and configure devices in Management Center.
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The Help documentations provide a good description of the steps. At the large ? icon search 'checklist' and select topic "Extreme Management Center Initial Configuration Checklist".
1. Organize, add, and configure devices in Management Center.
Thanks for the link but I'd need to say I'd never been able to find it by myself.... I've tried.
I've searched for "device discovery" which linked me to "how to discover a device" which was the help article for the legacy discovery tool and that didn't included a link to the new EMC GUI feature.

So looks like I'd need a help for the help 🙂
The Help documentations provide a good description of the steps. At the large ? icon search 'checklist' and select topic "Extreme Management Center Initial Configuration Checklist".
1. Organize, add, and configure devices in Management Center.
thank you for the feedback.Ronald. As we migrate from the java clients to the web UI we also need to optimize the help to support this. Working on this for the next release of Extreme Management Center.
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7.0 Site Discover seed discover now supports (Extreme Discover Protocol (EDP) and LLDP, Also one can define a range to discover by subnet as well.
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I have created this Knowledgbase article, free for customer input if you believe it is lacking. It's to cover the most basic aspects of discovery, and not all the permutations.

https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/How_To/Extreme-Control-Center-How-to-use-Discover...
Following the link above for XMC7 the rules apply for 8.2 as well, My question is if you have more than 1 profile selected and a device responds to both of the profiles, GTAC is telling me that in fact the discovery will NOT add the devices to the device tree or map. They just show up in the discovered section and then you cant add them you can just view them.

I am currently working with GTAC on a case related to this, with 0 progress. Any assistance from the community at large would be appreciated. Going on 6 days with no forward movement and having to manually add hundreds of devices one by one defeats the purpose of buying XMC.

--growing more frustrated daily.

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