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How to Add a Device to OmniCenter Using Quick Add

The Quick Add tab of the Add a Device page.

See also, Adding Devices to OmniCenter

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

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 OmniCenter, OmniCenter 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 OmniCenter. (Obviously, the device must also be connected to the network and powered on.) If OmniCenter cannot find a device template with credentials that allow it to authenticate with the device, the device will not be added.

Procedure

To quickly add a single device to OmniCenter:

  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 OmniCenter that the device is being processed and should be added shortly.

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

If desired, you can begin adding additional devices to OmniCenter using Quick Add immediately. You do not need to wait for OmniCenter 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 April 9, 2020

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