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Idea / Enhancement DX Spectrum: Allow Discovery Console to filter MAC's to Discover/Model devices with potentially duplicated MAC's

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  • 1.  Idea / Enhancement DX Spectrum: Allow Discovery Console to filter MAC's to Discover/Model devices with potentially duplicated MAC's

    Posted 12-11-2019 01:05 PM
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    Hello all,

    this is and idea/enhancement to improve Spectrum Discovery.

    We all agree that a device MAC should be unique and not duplicated though in some cases we will have one device that could potentially have different MAC's configured on its interfaces and matching the MAC of another device.

    In such case, and running a discovery Console profile for let's say including Device A (MAC X) and B (MAC Y) with interfaces IntA1 (MAC X), IntA2 (MAC Y) and IntB1 (MAC Y), Spectrum will discover (and potentially model) just Device B as it consider Device A is a duplicate.

    if you just create two different profiles with Device A in Profile A and Device B in Profile B, Spectrum will discover (and model) both devices.

    That could be the workaround for this, but the problem is when you have a range and you do not really know the IP's (devices) you have to discover and model.

    While the Device MAC should be unique, there should be an option in the Discovery Console to filter the MAC Addresses of the interfaces as we do have under Reconfiguration (Filter Interfaces By Ranges) or in the Advanced Options of the Discovery Profile (such as IP / Host Name Exclusion List).

    Regards.

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    Sr. Services Consultant
    HCL Technologies Czech Republic s.r.o.
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  • 2.  RE: Idea / Enhancement DX Spectrum: Allow Discovery Console to filter MAC's to Discover/Model devices with potentially duplicated MAC's
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    Posted 12-13-2019 11:00 AM
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    Hello Francisco,

    Please enter your enhancement request in the Ideation section so others can review and vote on it.

    Thanks
    Diane

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    Diane Craddock
    Community Manager, Broadcom Enterprise Software Division
    Broadcom Inc.
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  • 3.  RE: Idea / Enhancement DX Spectrum: Allow Discovery Console to filter MAC's to Discover/Model devices with potentially duplicated MAC's

    Posted 12-16-2019 04:37 AM
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    Hello Diane,

    thank you. the idea was already created a few days with he same info as here. This thread can be closed.

    Regards,
    Francisco.

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    Sr. Services Consultant
    HCL Technologies Czech Republic s.r.o.
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