Configuring Network Device types

By default, Network Inventory has several system types of the recognized network devices.

INFO: For details on network device types, see Network Inventory User’s Guide > Network Devices Grid.

If you want to monitor other devices, for example, iPads, you can configure a corresponding custom type and then manually associate each of the selected devices with this type. During the next data upload, specified custom types will not be updated.

You can create, rename and delete custom types of the network devices. In addition, you can set and change their icons.

NOTE: System types of network devices cannot be modified or deleted.

You can add custom types of network devices as follows:

  1. In the Settings, navigate to Network Inventory > Network Device Types.
  2. Click New, the New Network Device Type window opens.
  3. In the Network Device Type field, enter a name for the new type.
  4. To set an icon for the type, click Change. In a separate window, choose the icon and click OK.

    NOTE: The size of the selected icon must be 16x16 pixels.

  5. Click OK.

You can rename custom types as follows:

  1. In the Settings, navigate to Network Inventory > Network Device Types.
  2. Double-click the type to customize. The Network Device Type window opens.
  3. In the Network Device Type field, change a name for the type.
  4. Click OK.

You can remove the icon from a custom type as follows:

  1. In the Settings, navigate to Network Inventory > Network Device Types.
  2. Double-click the type to customize. The Network Device Type window opens.
  3. Click Clear.
  4. Click OK.

You can delete custom types as follows:

  1. In the Settings, navigate to Network Inventory > Network Device Types.
  2. Select the type and click Delete.
  3. If Network Inventory database stores network devices of type you want to delete, the Select Item window appears. In the Network Device Type drop-down list, choose another type for the devices and click OK.
  4. Otherwise, click Yes to confirm the operation.