Network monitor software, network adapters enumeration, fix this please.



  • I have been setting up snmp monitoring for the every device at work. I am mostly done with the setup and testing, just need to roll it out.
    One thing that really needs addressing in all of these products(observium, nagios, sw, every other one) is network adapters. Specifically the fact that all these products think my desktop, and all other desktops have a couple dozen network adapters each. where is this information being gleaned from? Why cant i see 25 network adapters in my desktop?
    Currently listed for my desktop
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    Just ridiculous.
    This desktop has exactly 2 physical nics, not 25.
    Here is a view of all adapters from control panel
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    4 listed here, because i have a vpn client and virtual box installed along with 2 physical nics.



  • Hyper-V, VirtualBox and other services create these types of things. Are these, or have these services been run from your system before?



  • @dustinb3403 said in Network monitor software, network adapters enumeration, fix this please.:

    Hyper-V, VirtualBox and other services create these types of things. Are these, or have these services been run from your system before?

    Windows likes to create lots of different "networks" for the same network adapter as well. So Windows creates a new network (even tho it was never disconnected from the physical network), and then all the virtual adapters for VPNs, virtual machines, etc all get duplicated as well.