Change IP for monitored device
we have a Cisco routers that are under monitored devices and send syslog without problem.
in next week , the IT person will change the IP of these devices.
I don't want to create " new device" , and received 2 devices because this is are the same device but just change the IP address.
i can not delete it because we need the data.
have some way to "rename" the IP of monitored device for envision 4.1?
cannot be done, and still be considered the same device. it will become a new device to envision.
your options are to change IP, and envision will start collecting a new device, and eat up one more
device licence slot, you now have the old data and new data you can report on
only when you eventually delete the old device from manage monitored devices will
you get that one device license slot back, and your old data now goes to a directory
called obsolete data
if you wished, you could:
-use lsdata and export all the old IP stored data in syslog format
-make the changes and start collecting the new IP
-take the exported old data from the lsdata command, and manually text-edit and
replace the old IP with new IP in the file, then re-inject it into the system, it
will go to the new device IP folder, BUT the timestamps on all this re-imported
data will be the date you injected it...so if you want to report on it, you need to
include the date you injected it (even if the actual data is from months ago)
summary: there are ways to retain the old data and free up a device license slot, but
it is not an easy mouse-click or simple step.
I totally agree to edavis, only incase we have exausted the number of licenses for adding a new device I will opt for something else.
If I were in your place, I will not apply that logic to my environment since investing time in all work it needs, will seem foolish if I already have enough number of device licenses. I would instead just add the router as a new device and change all the rules and reports accordingly. This would give me access to both new as well as old data + eleminating the risk of losing data in the process. Once after my log retention policy allows, I would wipe clean and get rid of the old device/data.
Is it possible to retrieve the data by command line from obsolete-data directory? As we have deleted the device and we need to retrieve the logs from that server for urgent issue.