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Getting Started with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager by Kevin Greene

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Discovering network devices

Now that you have an understanding of the discovery process, it's time to monitor some network devices and this section will walk you through the process. Before you begin though, ensure that all the previously discussed requirements are in place and confirm that the IP addresses or DNS names of your network devices are correct.

Tip

If you're working through the steps in this book in your lab and you don't have any network devices to monitor, then take a read through Cameron Fuller's blog post on using the free and very useful Xian SNMP Device Simulator tool from Jalasoft. This tool gives you the ability to simulate network devices using SNMP v1, v2c and v3 authentication. http://tinyurl.com/snmpsimulator.

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