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Convert devices to hosts

Non-SNMP devices displayed in the Topology can be converted to Hosts. These hosts display both in the Host and Topology. Rogues that display in the Host View can be registered as devices in both Host View and Topology. See Register a host as a device.

Devices that are kept in the Host View have a connection history and can be associated with a user. Devices that are placed in the Topology can be polled for their connection status. Devices that are not connected display in red on the Topology. If the connection to the device fails, events and alarms can be configured to notify you that the device is no longer communicating.

There are certain repercussions when pingables are converted to hosts that should be taken into consideration.

  • Converting a pingable device to a host causes that device to be subject to aging rules configured for hosts. Aging rules control the expiration and inactivity dates used to automatically remove hosts from the database. See Aging out host or user records.
  • When a device is converted to a host the IP address of that device is not propagated to the host record. The next L3 poll will add the IP address to the host record.
Note

Wireless Access Points added as pingable devices cannot be converted to hosts.

Convert all pingables in a container

  1. Click Network Devices > Topology.
  2. Select the Container icon.
  3. Right-click a container and select Convert Pingables To Hosts. This option converts all non-SNMP devices to hosts and displays them both in Host View and Topology.
  4. Click Yes on the confirmation window.
  5. Select Hosts > Host View and verify that the pingable devices now display in Host View.

Convert from Topology

  1. Click Network Devices > Topology.
  2. Expand the container where the device is located.
  3. Select the device to be converted. Hold down the Ctrl key to select multiple devices.
  4. Right-click a device and select Convert To Host. This option converts the non-SNMP devices selected to hosts.
  5. Click Yes on the confirmation window.
  6. Select Hosts > Host View and verify that the pingable devices now display in Host View.

Convert from Network Devices view

  1. Click Network Devices > Topology.
  2. Make sure the filter is set to display the devices to be converted.
  3. Select the device to be converted. Hold down the Ctrl key to select multiple devices.
  4. Click Convert To Host . This option converts the non-SNMP devices selected to hosts.
  5. Click Yes on the confirmation window.
  6. The device is removed from the Network Devices window, but will display in Topology and Host View.
  7. Select Hosts > Host View and verify that the pingable devices now display in Host View.

Convert devices to hosts

Non-SNMP devices displayed in the Topology can be converted to Hosts. These hosts display both in the Host and Topology. Rogues that display in the Host View can be registered as devices in both Host View and Topology. See Register a host as a device.

Devices that are kept in the Host View have a connection history and can be associated with a user. Devices that are placed in the Topology can be polled for their connection status. Devices that are not connected display in red on the Topology. If the connection to the device fails, events and alarms can be configured to notify you that the device is no longer communicating.

There are certain repercussions when pingables are converted to hosts that should be taken into consideration.

  • Converting a pingable device to a host causes that device to be subject to aging rules configured for hosts. Aging rules control the expiration and inactivity dates used to automatically remove hosts from the database. See Aging out host or user records.
  • When a device is converted to a host the IP address of that device is not propagated to the host record. The next L3 poll will add the IP address to the host record.
Note

Wireless Access Points added as pingable devices cannot be converted to hosts.

Convert all pingables in a container

  1. Click Network Devices > Topology.
  2. Select the Container icon.
  3. Right-click a container and select Convert Pingables To Hosts. This option converts all non-SNMP devices to hosts and displays them both in Host View and Topology.
  4. Click Yes on the confirmation window.
  5. Select Hosts > Host View and verify that the pingable devices now display in Host View.

Convert from Topology

  1. Click Network Devices > Topology.
  2. Expand the container where the device is located.
  3. Select the device to be converted. Hold down the Ctrl key to select multiple devices.
  4. Right-click a device and select Convert To Host. This option converts the non-SNMP devices selected to hosts.
  5. Click Yes on the confirmation window.
  6. Select Hosts > Host View and verify that the pingable devices now display in Host View.

Convert from Network Devices view

  1. Click Network Devices > Topology.
  2. Make sure the filter is set to display the devices to be converted.
  3. Select the device to be converted. Hold down the Ctrl key to select multiple devices.
  4. Click Convert To Host . This option converts the non-SNMP devices selected to hosts.
  5. Click Yes on the confirmation window.
  6. The device is removed from the Network Devices window, but will display in Topology and Host View.
  7. Select Hosts > Host View and verify that the pingable devices now display in Host View.