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» Creating Discovery Template Files
» Editing Discovery Template Files
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Discovery templates are files that can be used by Automatic Discovery in lieu of typing the addresses directly in to the Ping inclusion ranges or Exclusion ranges fields. They are designed to be used as a quick way to change the scope of Automatic Discovery.

Click Automatic Discovery at the top of the page to return to the Automatic Discovery - General Settings page.

The discovery template files go into the <install directory>\config\discovery\templates directory.

Creating Discovery Template Files

To create a Discovery Template file:

  1. Select OptionsDiscoveryAutomatic Discoverytemplates in the IP address ranges section of the page. The Automatic Discovery - Manage Templates page is displayed.

  2. Click [New]. The Create New Template section is displayed.

  3. In the Discovery template name field, enter a name for the new template. This is a required field.

  4. Either click [Browse] to select an existing discovery template file that is present on the local client (the system from which you are browsing) and click [Import].

    or

    Enter the discovery range information into the Contents area.

    Note: Template files can not be nested, so only ranges are allowed.

  5. Click [OK] to save the discovery template file, or click [Cancel] to close without saving changes.

After creating a Discovery Template, to reference it in Automatic Discovery use @template_name in the Ping inclusion ranges or Exclusion Ranges fields. Refer to Discovery - IP Ranges for more information.

Editing Discovery Template Files

To edit a Discovery Template file:

  1. Click Options OptionsDiscoveryAutomatic Discoverytemplates in the IIP address rangesI section of the page. The Automatic Discovery - Manage Templates page is displayed.

  2. On the Automatic Discovery - Manage Templates page, select the file to edit.

  3. Click [Edit]. The Edit Template section is displayed for the selected template file.

  4. Make your changes in the Edit Template section.

  5. Click [OK] to save changes, or click [Cancel] to to close without saving changes.

Deleting Discovery Template Files

If you delete a Discovery Template file, the file is permanently deleted and cannot be retrieved.

Be sure this template is not currently in use, and only delete discovery template files if you no longer need them or you are creating a new discovery template file.

To delete a Discovery Template file:

  1. Select OptionsDiscoveryAutomatic Discoverytemplates in the IP address ranges section of the page. The IAutomatic Discovery - Manage TemplatesI page is displayed.

  2. On the IAutomatic Discovery - Manage TemplatesI page, under IDiscovery Template NameI column, select a discovery template file to delete.

  3. Click [Delete]. The template is deleted.

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