I'm trying to figure out how to get a network management system/tool
to detect changes on a network.
Let's say that I have HP OpenView NNM installed as my NMS. And after
NNM goes out and completes its discovery and I finish tweaking the
display of the discovered devices, what I'm left with should be my
baseline (or static) network configuration.
Now, what I want to be able to do is, within a reasonable amount of
time, I want the NMS to tell me if any new devices are
connected/plugged in to the network.
Is this an achievable task? How would I get HP OpenView to do this?
Would an IDS a better tool to do this? Or should I be investigating
change management tools similar to AlterPoint's DeviceAuthority?
Thanks and best regards,
Finding an NMS