Posted Thu, 01 Jan 2015 06:00:00 GMT by Portal Admin

Speeding up InterMapper Setup

Although InterMapper has a powerful autodiscovery feature, if you know the IP addresses of the devices you want to monitor, then there's a way to jump-start the process of setting up the maps. You can import a tab-delimited or comma separated value (CSV) file with the data already filled in, and InterMapper will create the map(s) you designate, and place the devices on them.

The template file (below) has fields for:

MapPath - this is the name of the map. The sample below has /Map 1, /Map 2, and /Map 3, and will create three maps. Set the map names to represent geographic regions, subnet ranges, or something meaningful to your organization. (The "/" in front of the map name indicates that it's a top-level map.) 

Address - The IP address of the device to add to the map 

Probe - This specified the probe to use for the device. The best choice is to use "Automatic". InterMapper will then try to use the SNMP Traffic probe, but fall back to pinging the device. 

Community - the SNMP read-only community string for the device.

To import the file, save the lines below into a .csv file. Start InterMapper, choose File -> Import -> Data file... then select the CSV file. You should see a summary of the number of devices imported and the number of maps created. You'll still have to arrange the individual maps, (you can use the Format->Arrange->Organic to make a first-cut) but you'll have a good start to seeing everything on your network. 

Code:
#format=csv table=devices fields=MapPath,Address,Probe,Community
/Map 1,192.168.1.1,Automatic,public
/Map 1,192.168.1.2,Automatic,public
/Map 1,192.168.1.3,Automatic,public
/Map 1,192.168.1.4,Automatic,public
/Map 1,192.168.1.5,Automatic,public
/Map 2,192.168.2.1,Automatic,public
/Map 2,192.168.2.2,Automatic,public
/Map 2,192.168.2.3,Automatic,public
/Map 2,192.168.2.4,Automatic,public
/Map 2,192.168.2.5,Automatic,public
/Map 3,192.168.3.1,Automatic,public
/Map 3,192.168.3.2,Automatic,public
/Map 3,192.168.3.3,Automatic,public
/Map 3,192.168.3.4,Automatic,public
/Map 3,192.168.3.5,Automatic,public

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