Under normal circumstances OmniCenter will automatically scan your network for new devices according to the schedule set on the Auto Discover Schedule page (Administration → Add Device → Auto Discovery).
However, if you don’t want to wait for the subnet scanner to run (or, if the subnet for the device you want to add has had auto scan disabled), there are three options for manually adding a new device to OmniCenter.
- Quick Add – The fastest way to add a single device. Very few options. Adds a single device. Most device configuration will be done automatically using autoconfiguration rules.
- Manual Add – Offers a full range of configuration settings for adding a single device. Option to use or bypass autoconfiguration rules to configure devices.
- Device Import – Offers a full range of configuration settings for adding a single or multiple devices. Option to use or bypass autoconfiguration rules to configure devices.
The option you choose will likely be influenced by how many devices need to be added and how much control you want over the initial configuration.