Version 4.3 has added the ability to add attributes to a device based on the IP Fabric Unique Serial Number. In versions earlier than 6.0.0 this only supported manually changing a Device’s Site Name, Routing Domain, or STP Domain. IP Fabric now supports adding custom attributes. The attribute name may not contain any spaces or special characters.
Attribute names must match the following
_ is valid and will
later be used to denote Hierarchical Attributes (i.e. REGION_COUNTRY).
Attributes can be assigned globally or locally to an individual snapshot. To assign global attributes, navigate to Settings → Discovery & Snapshots → Global Configuration → Device Attributes. Once an attribute is assigned a new snapshot is required for it to be applied.
Serial Number is IP Fabric’s Unique Serial Number (API column
sn); this is not the column Serial Number which represents the Hardware SN (API column
- Devices discovered via API can also be assigned using Device Attributes.
- Hostname is populated by IP Fabric when a device matching the Serial Number is found
- Attribute is the Device Attribute to assign.
- Value is the attribute’s value to assign.
Creating rules in the UI
You can create rules in the UI by selecting the Add attribute button. This will provide you a form to fill out.
The dropdown is intuitive and will let you search based on SN or hostname.
Currently, there is an issue where IP Fabric will not search for devices discovered via an API in the UI. Even though it seems that no device matches the SN, the attribute will still be assigned to the device.
Creating rules via the API
This is the preferred method of creating rules as it allows for bulk importing.
Creating Global Attributes in Python
Please see example at
Local or ‘Snapshot Specific’ Attributes are applied during discovery and stored in the snapshot file separate from the Global Settings. Currently, there is no UI to view the Local Attributes (in development) and to interact with these you are required to either:
- Update the Global Settings and run a new Discovery.
- Use the API (or Python SDK) to view, add, edit attributes.
Creating Local Attributes in Python
Please see example at