Import IP ranges into Discovery schedules with import sets

The most efficient method of entering large numbers of IP networks into Discovery schedules is by using import sets.

About this task

Common groups of IP addresses, known as ranges can be used in Advanced Discovery schedules.

The best practice is to use a data source that can be mapped. Include these fields:
  • Start IP: the first IP address in the range (inclusive).
  • End IP: the last IP address in the range (inclusive).

Procedure

  1. Navigate to System Import Sets > Load Data.
  2. Identify the file or data source that contains the desired information.
  3. Create a table name, such as ipnetworks.
  4. Select Upload an Excel file and browse to the source file.
  5. Click Go to import the file.
    Figure 1. Data Source
  6. Navigate to System Import Sets > Create Transform Map and map the items in the Excel spreadsheet to the fields of the CMDB in the target table IP Range [ip_address_range] table.
  7. Give the Transform Map a unique and descriptive name.
  8. Submit the form, and then click New in the Field Maps Related List.
  9. Map the fields from the Excel spreadsheet to the fields in the IP Range (ip_address_range) table. The fields you need values for are the Start IP and End IP addresses.
  10. Click the Mapping Assist Related Link and use the lists that appear to resolve the fields between the table and the data source (the Excel spreadsheet in this example).
  11. Click Save.

    The view returns to the Table Transform Map form.

  12. Click Transform in the Related Links to move the data into the proper fields in the IP Range ([ip_address_range]) table.

    The imported IP ranges are available now for use in any advanced Discovery schedule.