Hi, I have a number of Cisco Chassis switches that I am recording. I have changed the Switch to be a container, recorded my cards as switches in their own right and made their location a sub member of the chassis. Is this a good idea or can anyone see any draw backs?
Also I would like to add the power supplies as individual components under Infrastructure / Power object I would like to add the type power supply, however I can't find a way of altering these entries.
Any help much appreciated.
it is possible to use a self-defined container object for the documentation of a modular switch system. But i think, there is a smarter way. Use the network category to document modular switching systems. In our network model you have 'Interfaces', 'Ports' and 'logical Interfaces' as optional elements.
An interface is like a NIC or like a module in a modular system. On those interfaces you can define any number of ports, based on your own numbering scheme. With that you already have a physical representation of your (modular) switch. Let's assume you have a model with four slots, you would create 4 different interfaces with the number and characteristics of ports, as they are on the specific module.
Next, and here at the latest you will see the difference to a container based object, you can define logical interfaces. This could be a VLAN, combining ports from different slots, a management interface for accessing the switch (not bound to a particular port), your STP structure et al. As you see, this could not happen if you use different "switch" objects coupled by a container.
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