Load balancer: Cisco GSS

Discovery of Cisco GSS load balancers is performed by both SNMP and SSH.


Discovery uses the Cisco GSS Load Balancer classifier, which contains the condition: sysdescr contains Global Site Selector to classify the device.


Discovery uses several probes, including an SNMP probe to discover the specific GSS device and a Serial Number probe to identify the serial number of the device. See the table below for the list of related probes.

Warning: You must have SNMP and SSH credentials configured correctly for the GSS load balancers on your network.
The following probes are triggered after classification:
Probe Description Type
Cisco GSS - Identity A multiprobe that identifies the GSS device and serial number. MultiProbe
Cisco GSS - Network This is included in the Cisco GSS - Identify probe. Java- SNMP
Cisco GSS - Serial Number This is included in the Cisco GSS - Identify probe. JavaScript
Cisco GSS - Get Domains A probe that discovers global domain names corresponding to the device. JavaScript


Discovery creates a record for each GSS device in the Cisco GSS [cmdb_ci_lb_cisco_gss] table. Domains are populated in the DNS Names [cmdb_ci_dns_name] table. Host names and IP addresses are stored in the IP Address to DNS Name [cmdb_ip_address_dns_name] table. Service Mapping uses this information. You can see the DNS name information on the DNS Names for CIs related list of the Load Balancer form.

Note: The Cisco GSS pattern is available by default to use with the Pattern Designer.