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How to Add a Device to Netreo Using Quick Add

This procedure takes you through manually adding a single device to Netreo using the Quick Add option. Use these steps if you don’t want to wait for Netreo’s normally scheduled autodiscovery scan to automatically discover a new device on your network.

The Quick Add tab of the Add a Device page.

The only requirements for using Quick Add are an IP address or host name for the device. However, in order for a device to be successfully added to Netreo, Netreo must be able to authenticate with the device. So, a pre-existing device template containing usable authentication credentials for the device must be available in Netreo. (Obviously, the device must also be connected to the network and powered on.) If Netreo cannot find a device template with credentials that allow it to authenticate with the device, the device will not be added.


To quickly add a single device to Netreo:

  1. From the main menu, select Administration > Add Device > Manual. This takes you straight to the Quick Add tab of the Add a Device page.
  2. In the IP Address or Hostname field, enter the IP address or host name of the device you wish to add.
  3. Click the Add Device button.

You’ll see a message from Netreo that the device is being processed and should be added shortly.

Once added, configuration for the device within Netreo will be based on Netreo’s built-in features: subnet scanner, configured device templates and autoconfiguration rulesets.

If desired, you can begin adding additional devices to Netreo using Quick Add immediately. You do not need to wait for Netreo to process the last added device.

Required Device Configuration Fields

IP Address or Hostname
The IP address or host name of this device. Use the FQDN when entering a host name.

Updated on October 14, 2020

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