New interface/tool to browse unrecognized neighbors

Bug #1248081 reported by Morten Brekkevold
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Network Administration Visualized
Fix Released

Bug Description

As of today, there are two non-satisfactory way of finding unrecognized CDP/LLDP neighbors in NAV. There is an SQL report in the report subsystem, and there is the next-hop neighbor map per device in ipdevinfo.

NAV should sport a new interface or tool to report unrecognized neighbors, much like the existing report, but an important new feature is:

* The ability to acknowledge and consequently ignore the existence of an unrecognized device.

One use case is every IP phone in our office, which all report as devices named "snom320". We don't want to add these in NAV, but they become noise in our report, so we want to be able to ignore/acknowledge that they're there, so we don't have to see them in the report any longer.

Tags: navref
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John-Magne Bredal (john-m-bredal) wrote :

Several changesets but this is the latest:

Changed in nav:
milestone: none → 4.3.0
status: New → Incomplete
status: Incomplete → Fix Committed
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John-Magne Bredal (john-m-bredal) wrote :

New tool, Unrecognized neighbors, where you can ignore known but unrecognized neighbors. A simple filter is available for searching in the table aswell as sorting by clicking on the table headers. Links are available to more information about the interface where the neighbor is discovered. Links to SeedDB with suggestions for IP Device name is available near remote id and remote name of the neighbor.

A list of unrecognized neighbors was also added to the Neighbors tab in Ip Device Info. This was not specifically asked for but was deemed useful. The list does not display the ignored neighbors.

Changed in nav:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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