TSNA / BNA : How to export and import Network Devices

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    PRODUCT:

    TrueSight Network Automation


    COMPONENT:

    TrueSight Network Automation


    APPLIES TO:

    8.x



    QUESTION:

    How to export and import Network Devices?


    ANSWER:

    To Export is important to know the information required to import and we will create a report with it. 

    Here we will select the fields we want to know from devices, the mandatory are ::
     

                                                                                                                                                        

    Name

    name

    Y

    Required on all imports (new or update). Must be a unique name. Up to 100 characters in length.

    Hostname/IP Address 1

    address

    Y

    Required for new devices.

    Realm

    realm

    Y

    Required for new devices if more than one realm is defined in the system. The value must be specified from one of the following:

          
           
    • Import file
    •      
    • Default value specified in the Device import task editor (Defaults tab)
    •     

    Device Type

    deviceType

    Y

    Required for new devices if the snmpOid field is not present. Can be either a GUID or a name. You can find the legal GUIDs and names in the Device Adapter Capabilities report. To generate this report, see Viewing a Device Adapter Capabilities report.

    Category

    category

    Y

    Required for new devices. The category can come from one of the following:

          
           
    • The import file through an explicit category value. The device category numerical ID is defined in the CategoryMap.xml file. See the table in Device category IDs for CategoryMap.
    •      
    • Derived from an SNMP OID value. If the snmpOid is specified, then this category value must be consistent with the snmpOid value in the corresponding device adapter definition.
    •      
    • The default value specified in the Device import task editor (Defaults tab).
    •     
    Please refer to the list on it 
    https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/tsna89/Mapping+for+the+CSV+format

    After know the information required we can create a report with above information by  go to 
    Reports > Device Inventory  

    This is also detailed on documentation : 
    https://docs.bmc.com/docs/TrueSightNetworkAutomation/89/viewing-a-device-inventory-report-808130042.html


    You need to change the header same as "name" to import it, the import process is case sensitive.  

    To import go to "Admin > Device Import " and add the task with file generated in above process.  

    If you have a question or concern please raise a case to Customer Support. 

      

     


    Article Number:

    000176185


    Article Type:

    FAQ/Procedural



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