GlossaryΒΆ

device
A physical entity, which in most cases can be identified via a serial number.
netbox
A device which is reachable and can be monitored via an IP address. Also known as an IP device.
IP device
A device which is reachable and can be monitored via an IP address. Also known as a Netbox
module
A sub-entity of a Netbox, often replaceable in the form of a slot-insertable port or controller module, a transceiver, etc. These are not normally addressable via a separate IP address, but are found by querying a Netbox using SNMP. A module will be registered as a separate device in NAV, and tracked by serial number if available via SNMP.