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discovery

type:
plugin
plugin:
discovery
author:
cigamit
description:
Auto Host Discovery
version:
v1.5-1
cacti:
0.8.7h+
pia:
3.1+
homepage:
http://cactiusers.org
date:
2011-12-21
license:
GPL v2
plugins:
device

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Purpose

This plugin adds the ability to auto-discover devices on a subnet that are not monitored by Cacti and and tells you if they are SNMP enabled.

Features

  • Host Filter
  • Displays Host Status
  • Displays DNS Name
  • Displays SNMP Status and Information
  • Link to add device to Cacti.
  • Allows Discovery Templates to allow auto-creating graphs and adding the device to Cacti

Changelog

— 1.5 —

  • compat: Add compatibility for 0.8.7i

— 1.4 —

  • feature: Support for Ugroup Plugin

— 1.3 —

  • bug: Do not add a host to the list if its discovered as more than one IP
  • security: dont let findhosts run from the web server
  • bug: Table plugin_db_changes exploding

— 1.2a —

  • bug: fix for single community name

— 1.2 —

  • feature: add SNMP V3 checks
  • feature: scan SNMP versions in V3 → V2 → V1 order
  • feature: use discovered SNMP community for discovery host table
  • feature: suppress graph and tree creation in case AUTOM8 is present (leave this job to autom8, then)
  • feature: use current (PIA 2.9+) plugin API to detect plugin availability for thold, autom8

— 1.1 —

  • bug: Correct title display of discovery header
  • bug: Use the snmp version and communities from the presets
  • bug: Fix pagination bug

— 1.0 —

  • feature: Change images to buttons
  • feature: Add general header
  • feature: Add tab down behavior
  • feature: Standardize interface
  • feature: Add 10.1.*.1 style IP pseudo nets
  • feature: Make adding 'unknown' by hostname devices easier
  • feature: Ping first not to generate so many timeout errors

— 0.9 —

  • feature: Discovery is now only PA 2.0 compatible

— 0.8.4 —

  • bug: Fix error in 0.8.7 when clicking 'Add'

— 0.8.3 —

  • bug: Fix api_device_save call

— 0.8.2 —

  • compat: Yet even more fixes for Cacti v0.8.7 compatibility
  • bug: Fix issue with Clearing Discovery Results
  • bug: Now requires Cacti v0.8.7

— 0.8.1 —

  • compat: More compatibility fixes for 0.8.7
  • bug: Fix undefined errors when using TCP Ping
  • feature: Create option to rerun Data Queries on current hosts and create graphs for all assigned Templates
  • feature: Create option to only create graphs for interfaces showing as Up

— 0.8 —

  • bug: Fix a bug that didn't allow .0 to be used as a valid address .255 is skipped as PHP does not allow us to ping possible broadcast addresses, even when it might not be one
  • feature: Use new “api_user_realm_auth” from Plugin Architecture
  • compat: Fix compatibility with Cacti 0.8.7

— 0.7 —

  • feature: Added patch to ensure it only creates interface graphs for interfaces that are up
  • feature: Added patch to allow the requerying of a known host (and thus create any new graphs)
  • feature: Add ability to scan subnets specified like 192.168.48.120/23
  • feature: Add Discovery Templates and allow auto-creation and insertion of graphs
  • feature: Add some larger polling intervals in the Settings
  • feature: Auto-create thresholds if the thold plugin is being used
  • feature: Compatible with Multiple Polling Intervals (1 Minute Polling)

— 0.6 —

  • bug: Fix timeout problem with the discovery process
  • bug: Fix for the poller not allowing scans to be scheduled in less than 24 hours from now
  • bug: Fix for hostname detection of devices already in Cacti database.
  • feature: Update plugin tab to better resemble the original cacti images
  • feature: Add more filtering options for the results page
  • bug: Fix a bug when viewing multiple pages when your default per page is not 30

— 0.5 —

  • bug#0000043 - Add “Utility” Link to Clear Discovery Results
  • feature#0000039 - Add option for Start Time and Polling Frequency
  • feature: Changed column name in plugin_discover_os table (match to matchstring), but made the plugin backwards compatible with the old column
  • feature: Added command line options to force the polling, show debug output, and to drop and recreate the tables

— 0.4 —

  • bug#0000018: Add option for SNMP Community Names to use, before it was hardcoded with just 'public'.
  • bug: If DNS times out, don't display the current name as 'timed_out'
  • feature#0000012: Add option to allow to display as a Menu item instead of as a Tab
  • bug: Fix display errors for PHP < 4.1.0, $_SERVER variable did not exist
  • feature: Added new column to the database to store the hosts community name
  • feature: Added the ability to use subnets/ranges such as 10.1.0.0/255.255.253.0, 10.1.0.19/255.255.255.240, 10.1.0.19-10.1.0.27, 10.1.0.0/24

— 0.3 —

  • bug: Fixed issue with the SQL files and imports and Mysql 3.*
  • bug#0000013: Fix issues with database names with uncommon characters by enclosing in back-ticks.

— 0.2 —

  • feature: Added option for specifying a DNS server
  • feature: Added option to use UDP/TCP/or ICMP for pinging
  • bug: A little code cleanup and fixing

— 0.1 —

  • Initial release

Installation

If you have not already done so, install the Plugin Architecture http://cactiusers.org/wiki/PluginArchitectureInstall


Next install this Plugin using these directions http://cactiusers.org/wiki/PluginsInstall


For more information on this plugin http://cactiusers.org/wiki/DiscoverDocs

Usage

Additional Help?

If you need additional help, please goto http://forums.cacti.net

Possible Bugs?

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