Hello CA Guys,
We have a new customer that got 6000 devices to managed services.
We would like to know if is possible to input (onboarding) all devices on net_connect probe in only one bulk.
Like spreedsheet --> API ---> net_connect.
It is not good to know that we need to fill out 6000 devices one by one on net_connect,.
I am searching for a new way to do that.
You can copy all the devices in word pad ,open the net connect probe drag and drop the IP to probe
It is possible to copy IP and Hostname ?
not sure of that ,but it can be easily drag and dropped
The format of the file for one or more nodes should be:
Create a new file with entries that are Tab delimited.
Then highlight all of the entries and click and hold down the mouse button to drag and drop the entries, e.g., into a group you've defined.
The new profiles will pick up whatever probe defaults you defined in the net_connect probe.
Then click Ok to restart the probe.
And if you don't want the defaults but have a rule you can also build the whole configuration stanza in Excel.
use a formula like:
="<" & B1 & "> overwrite active = yes QoS = yes ping = no interval = 2min" & " hostname = " & B1 & " ip = " & C1 & " timeout = 10 failures = 1 " & " retries = 3 dynamic_ip_monitoring = no msg_ok = MsgConnectOk_RADSUITE" & " msg_fail = MsgConnectFail_RADSUITE qos_source = 3 source = 2 target = 2" & " icmp_size = 0 flags = 0 group = Devices alarm = 1" & " threshold_ok = ping threshold OK_RADSUITE threshold_fail = ping threshold failed_RADSUITE icmp_threshold = 500 alarm_on_packet_loss = yes packets_to_send = 10" & " max_packets_lost = 2 qos_on_packets_lost = yes packetloss_ok = MsgPacketLossOK_RADSUITE packetloss_fail = MsgPacketLossFail_RADSUITE delay_between_packet_to_send = 30000" & " qos_on_packets_jitter = No qos_on_packets_latency = No max_jitter = alarm_on_jitter = 0 <services> overwrite" & " <" & E1 & "> overwrite active = yes alarm = yes QoS = yes" & " wait_to_send_command = no wait_to_send_command_value = 0 msg_ok = MsgServiceOk_RADSUITE msg_fail = MsgServiceFail_RADSUITE" & " timeout = 10 retries = 3 delay_between_retries = 0 challengeresponsetimeout = 1000 sendcommand = no responsemustcontain = no" & " sendcommand2 = no response2mustcontain = no sendcommand3 = no" & " response3mustcontain = no </" & E1 & "> </services> </" & B1 & ">"
Select the column in Excel, paste into Word, select the column in the table, paste into notepad, select the content in notepad, paste into the configuration cfx in a package. (the gyrations here are necessary because the paste from excel into the package editor carries along some of hte formatting. going to Word and then notepad strips that off while retaining the formatting) Drag that package to the netconnect probe.
How to add profiles to net_connect en masse using - CA Knowledge
Net_Connect: Mass Import from Hosts file
Another method, assuming a comfort level with Perl scripting, is using a Perl script and templates that will read in a text file and output a net_connect configuration (cfx file) that can be put in an archive configuration only package and deployed to the target net_connect probe(s). It uses templates and variable substitution for creating the cfx file from the text file input. I have attached a zip file with the Perl script, templates and sample input file. It has been a number of years since I created this, so you will want to review it and make sure the templates include what you need in the profiles.