Credentials for CISCO ACE Discovery


The classification of the Cisco ACE load balancer devices happens through SNMP classification. However, after the classification stage, if the ACE SSH pattern is being triggered for the identification and exploration stage, SSH credentials are required.


The ACE LB is classified through SNMP classification:

Therefore, port 161 needs to be open on the device and there should be valid SNMP credentials on the instance. Read-only access should be sufficient for this SNMP credential.

In the ACE pattern, we run the following SSH commands:

show running-config | inc hostname
show inventory | inc SN:
show interface
show serverfarm
show rserver
show service-policy detail
show version|include system: |exclude filesystem
show context | include Name:

So we would need an SSH account that has the capability of running these commands.