Add or edit a device or monitor

You can add or edit a device or monitor using one of the following procedures:

Add a device using an IP address or host name

  1. Click The Configuration tab.
  2. Access the Add New Device page using one of the following methods:
    1. Click Add/Edit a Device or Monitor and then click Add > Add New Device in the Devices tab.
    2. Under Device Discovery, click Add New Device.
  3. Under Enter Device Details, enter an IP address or hostname. The default IP address is 127.0.0.1.

    You can also browse and select a device, select an unmanaged device, or add the device without scanning the network.

  4. (Optional) Enter your Window credentials, SNMP version, and SNMP credentials.

  5. Click Next.

    ipMonitor locates an existing device scan that includes your targeted device.

  6. Click View existing Results.

    The Summary for Device window displays.

  7. Click the Parent Device Group drop-down menu and select a group for this device. The default selection is My Network.

  8. Click Modify Selections to add or remove monitors for this device.

  9. Click the Advanced drop-down menu and verify the monitor naming convention and convention separator. Click the drop-down menu and change if required.

  10. Click Create.
  11. (Optional) In the Alert Wizard page, configure an alert for the device. Otherwise, select No alert and then click Next.

    If you select Create a simple email alert and click Next, you are prompted to set up an alert name, email address, and the days and hours you are available to receive the alert.

    If you select Use an existing alert and click Next, you are prompted to verify the alert name and actions, and then modify the alert if needed.

    If you select No alert and click Next, the procedure is completed.

  12. Select an option, click Next, and complete the wizard prompts.

Add a device from a recent scan

In the Devices tab, you can click Discovery > Scan Network or Express Scan and scan your network for new devices. During the scan, ipMonitor locates and discovers new devices in your network. When the scan is completed, you can click the Scan Finished tab and add the device from the list.

  1. In the toolbar, click the Scan Finished tab.

  2. Locate the devices that include a yellow Scanning complete label in the State column.

  3. Select the device and click Add Now.

    The Device Discovery Wizard displays the number of monitors that will be added with the device. For example, if one monitor is attached to the device, ipMonitor indicates that one monitor will be added.

    Additionally, a message displays in the wizard, indicating whether your ipMonitor license can support the additional monitors. For example, if your license allows you to create four additional monitors, the following message displays:

    If the monitors attached to the device exceeds your license limit, the Add Now button is not available.

  4. In the Device Discovery Wizard, verify that your monitor naming convention and separator selections are correct.

    When new monitors are created, their default names follow the naming convention specified here. However, you can change the monitor names at any time from the Edit Monitor screen or by using the Mass edit feature.

  5. Click Add Now.
  6. (Optional) In the Alert Wizard page, configure an alert for the device. Otherwise, select No alert and then click Next.

    If you select Create a simple email alert and click Next, you are prompted to set up an alert name, email address, and the days and hours you are available to receive the alert.

    If you select Use an existing alert and click Next, you are prompted to verify the alert name and actions, and then modify if needed.

    If you select No alert and click Next, the procedure is completed.

  7. Select an option, click Next, and complete the wizard prompts.