Import the List of Devices from a Text File
Before you start: Create a list of
SNMP enabled devices and save it in a plain ASCII text
file (not UNICODE). This list can consist of only
switches if you so desire.
Each row in the text
file consists of switch
IP, device hostname, snmp version, community name - note
there are no spaces after the commas in this example
although spaces are allowed in the hostname:
Procedure to begin the import is shown below.
(click on the images on this page for a larger versions)
Once the import is complete
On the left side menu bar locate and click on 'Switch Lists' (1), then 'Device Settings Editor' (2),
then 'Import Devices' (3), click on the folder (4) and navigate to your text file to import. Click on 'Start Import' (5)
- unless there are errors which will be shown in a message
- you will see the list of devices in the SNMP Enabled Device Settings Editor.
When the import was done it also automatically created a
list of Switch Groups which are what a Switch List is
actually comprised of. A Switch Group is the Switch plus
any optional Router/Server 1 or 2 entries you have.
Those optional SNMP enabled devices are recommended if
you only have layer 2 switches (ie. they only work at
the mac address level).