Adding Assets

Assets devices and objects at a given location. This includes (but is not limited to) IT equipment, facility infrastructure, containers, virtual machines, blades, and so on.

Note

In addition to the methods described in this section, assets can be discovered and added automatically (see Adding Discoveries).

To Bulk Import Assets

  1. Go to Assets > Bulk Import > Download Template File > Assets. A CSV template for bulk importing assets will be downloaded to your browser’s default download directory.
  2. Update the template with asset details for the target location (note: the import process is per-location). Rename and save the file to a different folder, if needed.

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  1. Click Select Location and File > Specify values (use “Assets” in the Template dropdown) and click Select to upload the file.
  2. Once the file is uploaded verify the displayed list of assets. Troubleshoot, update, and re-upload the file if needed.
  3. Click Import to import the finalized asset list to the target location. This may take longer (several seconds or more) depending on the number of rows in your CSV file.

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The assets will appear in the Hierarchy tree under the specified racks.

To Add a Single Asset

  1. In the Hierarchy tree, browse to the rack where you want to add the asset.

  2. Right click > Add New Asset > Specify asset type > Enter details.

  3. Click Add to finish adding the asset. Alternatively, you can click on the dropdown to:

    • Add and Continue With New Values to start with blank fields for subsequent entries; or
    • Add and Continue With Same Values to repeat the entered values (except for Name) for subsequent entries.

The asset will appear below the rack in the Hierarchy tree.

To Move an Asset to a Rack Elevation

You can move an asset to a rack elevation (provided there is enough free space).

  1. Navigate to the rack layout view where the rack elevation is displayed.
  2. Locate the device in the hierarchy tree.
  3. Drag the device from the hierarchy tree into a rack unit in the rack elevation view.

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