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Uses for device tools



I would like to know what I can use the device tools for and how to use it. I have not been able to find anything concrete on how the device tools work and how much I can do with it.

Would it be possible to do something like using netsnmp in a command prompt to walk through a table, no matter what host I run the device tool on?

I think the device tools can be pretty useful if it can run scripts that pull and manage data with just the click of a button.

Currently I am just tryin to use netsnmp on a Windows machine to get some SNMP tables from a switch, but so far I have not been able to get it to work as it is unclear on how I should enter the command in the device tools.

device-tools netsnmp scripts

Created on Mar 26, 2018 1:56:27 PM

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Hi there,

You can find the manual regarding the device tools for the EC on the following site:

Let me know if any questions are open.

Best regards.

Created on Mar 27, 2018 9:55:28 AM by  Dariusz Gorka [Paessler Support]

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