How to Auto-Discover and Add Console Servers to NodeGrid

How to Auto-Discover and Add Console Servers to NodeGrid

In order to discover console servers on the network, first you need to add at least one console server type manually. See the article "How to manually add Console Servers to NodeGrid" for details.

 

Then, follow the steps below:

Access the NodeGrid via a browser and log in as admin user.

Go to Managed Devices :: Auto Discovery:: Network Scan page and click on Add button.

Enter a Scan ID and the IP range (start and end).

You can select/unselect the 3 options depending on how you want to discover your KVM devices:

  • Similar Devices (select a console server device you previously have added to NodeGrid),
  • Port Scan and enter a list of ports in the Port List field,
  • Ping

You may want to change the scan interval or leave it the default 60 minutes.

Click Save.

 

Note: Similar Devices mean that all devices have the same credentials.

 

Now, go to Managed Devices :: Auto Discovery:: Discovery Rules, click Add, and follow the steps below to discover and add console server devices to the NodeGrid Managed Devices.

  • Enter a name for the rule
  • On Discovery Method select Network Scan. In the Scan ID field select the Scan ID from above.
  • In the Action field, select action Clone (Mode: Enabled).
  • For the Clone From field, select the console server name that you manually added and then, click Save.

Follow the steps below if you want to discover and add Console Server Serial Ports to the NodeGrid Managed Devices.

  • Enter a name for the rule
  • On Discovery Method select Console Server Ports. In the Port List field, provide a list of individual ports separated by commas and/or port range separated by dash to be discovered. In the Host or VM Identifier field, provide a substring to identify the console server names or console server port names for this configuration. Otherwise, leave these fields blank and this will allow any console server or port to match this configuration.
  • For the Action field, select action Clone (Mode: Enabled).
  • For the Clone From field, select the console server name that you manually added and then, click Save.

NodeGrid Manager is now configured with basic information and ready to discover Console Servers, and to accept users and connections to managed devices. You may want to wait for the Scan Interval, or click on Discover Now tab, select the Console Server Scan ID, and then click on Discover Now button.

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