What do we see in the screenshot above

The row numbers below correspond to the hot spot numbers on the image.

  1. The Device name is a required field. Only characters from the limited set are allowed. There is no restriction on the string length but for sorting purposes the name should begin with a letter (a..z,A.. Z).
  2. In Quantellium, every device belongs to a class. Quantellium offers a number of standard classes stored in the “FineConnection” repository. You can also define your own classes. These are stored in the “Local” repository. We recommend using the standard classes as much as possible. If this is not an option, a standard class can also be cloned and then modified. Use the list boxes to select a class from one of the repositories.
  3. IP address (IPv4) or resolvable Host name.
  4. Quantellium supports SNMPv1, 2 and 3. The default setting is SNMPv2 because it is more efficient (in terms of network load) than SNMPv1. Do not use SNMPv1 or SNMPv2 when checking equipment via the internet. Use SNMPv3 with encryption instead! If SNMPv3 is selected, an input form for the encoding fields appears.
  5. When SNMPv2 is selected, this field is used as the community name. In case of SNMPv3, it is used for the SNMPv3 Username string. Only characters from the limited set are allowed.
  6. The default SNMP port is 161. Alternative ports should be in the range of [1025..65535].
  7. Status monitoring determines with a fixed time interval whether a device is still “up and running”. With Quantelium you can specify a primary and a secondary protocol. If a status request with the primary protocol fails, a request with the secondary protocol is sent as a “second opinion”. This approach reduces false positives. When using protocols such as SSH, telnet or RDP, it is not necessary to provide a username / password. Only an attempt is made to receive a response. Note that this can be seen as a hacking attempt by certain equipment!
  8. Specify the map to which the device is to be added.
  9. An AlertGroup is like a distribution group for e-mail. An AlertGroup contains one (or more) users who receive a message when an event occurs for the device.
  10. You can leave all types of text in the Comments box (descriptions, serial numbers, maintenance details, etc.). Comments are visible to all users with at least operator rights.

IP scan utility / auto-discovery

The recommended way to add devices to a map is by using the IP Scan / IP Discovery tool.