Network Insight CLI "enable" credentials

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Quick question, I am doing a design that includes Network Insight, but I have never really understood what "extra" stuff it gets when using CLI discovery as opposed to SNMP discovery.


And what "extra" stuff does giving it the "enable" password above a normal login give it?


The network is Cisco and they are not interested in port control at this stage - I don't want to give it CLI access if I don't have to, especially want to avoid configuring "enable" access.


Is SNMP access enough?





Paul Roberts
PCN (UK) Ltd

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Re: Network Insight CLI "enable" credentials

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CLI access allows discovery to do things like get VLAN assignments, CAM tables and any defined subnets.

you /can/ get this via SNMP, but the CLI access if often faster and more convenient.


At least, that's the short answer.

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