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Old 10-12-2009, 04:48 PM
Baldy2K Baldy2K is offline
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Lightbulb Frame Relay Cloud...

So I have a small Frame relay environment. A single hub router, with 2 T-1 interfaces connected to a total of 14 downstream remotes.

I performed a discovery using a subnet scan of the WAN subnets. They are either /30 or /29 networks.

I pulled the resulting objects out to a new Q-map. Performed an auto link, and an auto layout...

What I was expecting was a fairly simple radial diagram of the hub and its associated remotes.

What I got was a column of unconnected routers.

Not what I expected, so I started looking at what the tool had discovered.

Turns out it resolved only those elements possible from an SNMP poll. Normally I would have expected that it still would have managed a decent layout, but in deference to the config file centric model, I set up the device credentials in the global config under Workspace --> Tune live access --> Live network Settings --> Telnet SSH Login.

With the new credentials on board, I reloaded all of the live configs, Saved to the workspace, then did an auto connect / auto layout.

This yielded the expected radial distribution of remote sites around the hub.

Thought it might be handy to layout the steps, should another come here looking for why the FR discovery didn't quite yield the expected results...
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