Over at SolarWinds, someone came up with a work-a-round for modeling Netscout devices.
There has to be a way to modify the process to all them to be modeled in Spectrum.
SPECTRUM supports RFC 2790 for monitoring systems OOTB. There's no configuration required. As long as you configure your agent net-snmp agent to supply this information, you'll be able to monitor your devices using SPECTRUM. The only configuration you need to perform is on what you want to monitor and get alerts from. There are examples in the documentation on how to configure monitoring of processes using RFC 2790. Here you have more information on this.
The same applies for CA Peformance Management, if you need to monitor historically your systems. You can check here the list of supported devices: Data Aggregator Certification Portal.
I guess what I am wondering is if anyone has done it for Spectrum or is no one monitoring Netscout Appliances in Spectrum.
I have no idea how to configure a Infinistream to report it's processes to Spectrum , nor how to reconfigure it's current "pingable" to something that identifies it as a Netscout Appliance.
The workaround mentioned on the SolarWinds site isn't specific to their product. Rather, it walks through how to configure the SNMP agent Net-SNMP ( Net-SNMP ) that comes as part of the Linux OS included with the Netscout appliance. You can follow the same procedure outlined up to the "chkconfig snmpd on" portion. After that, it becomes product specific. So, once you get there, you can discover the appliance in Spectrum as a Netscout Device or Linux server (that's what it really is) and use the documentation that CatalinF references above. Hope that helps.
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