Adding Network Nodes to the database manually

There might be cases when some network devices cannot be discovered, for example the IPads, IPhones or other types of smartphones and tablets. It is when you can manually add devices to already existing Site. If needed, Alloy Discovery also allows you to manually add computers and Chromebooks to the database.

NOTE: Before you add a network device of a custom type, make sure this type is already configured in the Settings app. For details, see Configuring Network Device types.

To add a Network Node to the database, follow these steps:

  1. In the Sidebar, right-click the Site, where you want to add a Network Node and choose New from the pop-up menu. The New Network Node Wizard starts.
  2. On the Welcome page, click Next. The Node Name page opens.
  3. Enter the name and IP address (optionally) of the Node. The name can be specified either as a network name (for example, jdoe) or a fully qualified domain name (for example, jdo.zeus.com). Click Next, the Network Node Type page opens.
  4. In the Network Node Type drop-down list, choose the type of the node to create, such as Computer, Chromebook, or Network Device.
  5. If you chose a Computer, provide its identifying information as follows:
    1. In the OS Type field, select the desired type from a drop-down list, such as Windows, Linux, or M ac OS.

      NOTE: If want Alloy Discovery to audit a created Computer, specify OS Type as Undefined and discover the Site or the Direct Network Scan Audit Source where that Computer belongs. If the OS Type value is already specified, Alloy Discovery does not update the data.

    2. For computers running virtualization platforms, in the Hypervisor field, select the desired type, such as MS Hyper-V Server, VMware ESX, Vmware ESXi, Xen Hypervisor, Citrix XenServer. Otherwise, choose Not a Hypervisor. Click Next. The Audit Credentials from Audit Source page opens.

      NOTE: If you want Alloy Discovery to audit a created hypervisor, specify the hypervisor as Undefined and discover the Site or the Direct Network Scan Audit Source where that hypervisor belongs. If a hypervisor is already specified or the Hypervisor field of the Node properties stores the Not a Hypervisor value, Alloy Discovery does not update the data.

  6. 6. In the Audit Source drop-down list, choose the source with the desired audit credentials. Click Next.

    NOTE: You can skip this step and specify individual set of audit credentials on the next wizard's page.

  7. On this page, specify an individual set of credentials for auditing a single Network Node:
    • Specify the credentials for auditing computers running Windows:
    • All the existing Windows audit credential records are displayed in the Windows list. To choose an existing record, select it from the list.
    • To create a new Windows audit credentials record, click the ellipsis button in the Windows field, click New in the Select Audit Credentials (Windows) dialog box, and then follow the instructions on adding Windows audit credentials.

      INFO: For details, see Adding Windows Audit Credentials.

    • Specify audit credentials for auditing computers running Linux or Mac OS:
    • All the existing Linux and Mac audit credential records are displayed in the Linux and Mac list. To choose an existing record, select it from the list.
    • To create a new Linux and Mac audit credentials record, click the ellipsis button in the Linux and Mac field, click New in the Select Audit Credentials (Linux and Mac) dialog box, and then follow the instructions on adding Linux and Mac audit credentials.

      INFO: For details, see Linux and Mac Audit Credentials.

    • Specify audit credentials for auditing Chromebooks:
    • All the existing Google audit credential records are displayed in the Google list. To choose an existing record, select it from the list.
    • To create a new Google audit credentials record, click the ellipsis button in the Google field, click New in the Select Audit Credentials (Google) dialog box, and then follow the instructions on adding audit credentials.

      INFO: For details, see Adding Google Audit Credentials.

    • Specify SNMP credentials for accessing SNMP data on network devices:
    • All the existing SNMP credential records are displayed in the SNMP list. To choose an existing record, select it from the list.
    • To create a new record of SNMP audit credentials, click the ellipsis button in the SNMP field, click New in the Select Audit Credentials (SNMP) dialog box, and then follow the instructions on adding SNMP credentials.

      INFO: For details, see Adding SNMP Credentials.

  8. Click Next, the Ready to Create New Network Node page opens.
  9. Click Next to proceed with adding node to the database. Click Back if you need to change any of your settings.
  10. Click Finish to complete the wizard.