SNMP parameters for Discovery

The SNMP parameters can define the characteristics of several types of devices, such as routers, switches, and printers.

Table 1. SNMP parameters
Parameter Description
powering A value of true indicates that this device is an uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
hosting A value of true indicates that this device can host programs. Hosts are general purpose computers such as servers.
netware A value of true indicates that this device is running the Netware operating system.
routing A value of true indicates that this device has network routing capabilities.
ip_address Returns the IP address through which the device is being discovered. A device can have multiple IP addresses.
sysdescr Required descriptive field on any SNMP device that can contain useful classification data, such as the operating system and its version.
vlans A value of true indicates that this device can host a virtual local area network.
hint_router A value of true indicates that Discovery has determined that this device is a router. This field only applies to devices that can be used as both a router and a switch.
block_router_exploration If this parameter is true,Discovery will not launch exploration probes for routers it detects. This parameter is used for network Discovery only.
switching A value of true indicates that this device has network switching capabilities.
mfr_apc A value of true indicates that this device is an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) manufactured by American Power Conversion (APC).
printing A value of true indicates that this device has printing capabilities.
block_switch_exploration If this parameter is true, Discovery will not launch exploration probes for switches it detects. This parameter is used for network Discovery only.