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How Discovery Works

Cisco Nexus Integration connects to the Cisco Nexus Switch using Cisco Nexus NX-API over a configured port. Default Port is 443. During device configuration you can select whether to use HTTP or HTTPS. To collect metric data from the Cisco Nexus Switch, the IPM integration must be provided with a user with login credentials to the Cisco Nexus Switch and a minimum of read-only permissions. The entities that are discovered by the Cisco Nexus Integration and for which metrics are generated include Cisco Nexus CPU Core, Cisco Nexus Port, Cisco Nexus Vlan, Cisco Line Cards/ Module, Cisco Nexus Port Channel, Cisco Nexus Switch, Cisco Nexus Virtual Device Context. An integration license is not required for discovery. The license is required only for metric collection.