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Load balancer: Cisco GSS

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Load balancer: Cisco GSS

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

Warning: DO NOT switch from probes to patterns if you are already running Discovery with probes, and your CMDB is already populated. If you do so, it is possible that the pattern Discovery process does not synchronize on the same values that the probe Discovery process does. This could result in duplicate CIs in your CMDB.


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.