can anybody tell how Spectrum is determining the MAC Address of pingable models?
We often see unconnected pingable models, which have no MAC determined, and I suspect the missing MAC is one of the issues Spectrum is not able to resolve the conenction properly.
I found this Modeling - CA Spectrum - 9.4.1, 9.4.2, and 184.108.40.206 - CA Wiki , but I think it's not related to pingables in general.
When modeling cluster nodes, the IP address and MAC address assigned in CA Spectrum depend on the type of modeling used, as follows:
Important! For ICMP (Pingable) modeling, addresses that CA Spectrum Virtual Host Manager sets take precedence over Cluster Manager.
If the SNMP modeling or Virtual Host Manager cannot supply a valid IP address or MAC address, the AIM value is used.
You are right .
Querying the Arp tables is the only way that the SpectroSERVER can attempt to obtain the Mac Address for
a Pingable model.
If the SS is able to pick the Mac Address of pingable model , it would then need to be able to find it in the transparent bridge tables on
the connected switch to make the connection.
Hope this helps
Is there a different SpectroSERVER handling between
- MAC is determined by SS itself, thorugh ARP
- MAC is put to pingable model manually
to discover the connections?
I tried to set the verified MAC of a pingable manually - but a Discover Connections was not able to resolve this connection to the connected switch interface (SNMP model).
Did you check the transparent bridge table on the switch to see if this MAC exists ?
IP of PIngable device (no redundant ip) -> lookup arp tables -> lookup transparant bridge tables. Offcourse does not work when NAT between managed hosts and LS