Working with credentials

To identify, monitor, and perform actions on devices, WhatsUp Gold uses one or more credential sets per device.

You can apply credentials to a devices at discovery or rescan time, as part of credential maintenance, and as new or additional monitors require them.

Credential Types (Built into WhatsUp Gold)

Credentials Library provides the following credential types:

Network Management. Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv1, SNMPv2, SNMPv3).

System Attributes and Instrumentation. Windows, VMware, SSH (typically used for Linux and UNIX).

Remote Execution. Secure Shell client (SSH), Telnet client.

Storage Device Management. Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S).

Cloud. Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure (Tenant and Enterprise).

Wireless. Meraki Cloud.

Applications. ADO, JMX.

Tip: Most active monitors that include scripting (PowerShell, for example) have the ability to apply credential sets as part of remote processing (before and during the active session).

See Also

Device Management

Device Properties

Device Status

Assigning Monitors

Device Management Actions

Poller Configuration

Built-in Action Types

Selecting an Action Type

Select a State Change

Select Action and State

Guidelines for Creating Action Policies

Device Groups