You can add devices to the inventory or you can import devices from one or more sources (for example, CSV seed file, HP NNM, CiscoWorks). For information about the fields that are imported for each source, see Understanding device import formats.
BMC Network Automation supports the following factory-installed BMC and third-party systems:
You can schedule any number of device import tasks. The advantages to scheduling multiple import tasks are as follows:
You can manage device import tasks by navigating to Admin > Network Admin > Device Import. The Device Import Tasks page is displayed.
Device import tips and tricks:
The following table contains conceptual information and tasks that describe how to manage BMC Network Automation device import tasks and provides links to the applicable topics:
|Administering task||For more information||Benefit|
|To understand general rules for the device import tasks||General rules for import tasks||Understand the general rules associated with the device import tasks.|
|To add a file access device import task||Adding a file access device import task|
Add a file-based device import task (for example, CiscoWorks RME, Ipswitch WhatsUp, CSV file, Entuity Eye of the Storm).
Also, review the following topics to learn how to create the import source file for supported management systems:
|To add a CMDB device import task||Adding a BMC Atrium CMDB device import task||Import a device inventory from BMC Atrium Configuration Management Database (BMC Atrium CMDB), the BMC database used for sharing configuration data among various BMC products.|
|To add a JDBC database access device import task||Adding a JDBC database access device import task||Import a device inventory directly from a database using a JDBC SQL driver.|
|To perform actions on device import tasks||Viewing the device import task list|
Use the device import list to perform the following operations:
|To understand various device import formats||Understanding device import formats|
Understand fields that are imported for each source format, which is supported by BMC Network Automation, in the following topics: