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Adding Hosts

Corner Bowl Server Manager uses many different technologies to manage remote Windows servers, Windows workstations, Unix based systems, hardware devices and other endpoints such as websites all referred to as nodes. When you purchase a Corner Bowl Server Manager license, the license enables you to manage a set number of nodes. Each managed IP address and unique endpoint such as a website is defined as a licensed node. In Server Manager nodes are referred to as hosts. This topic shows you the different methods to add hosts in Server Manager?

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Available Methods to Add Hosts

MethodDescription
KeyboardManually type the
Browse Active DirectoryBrowse Active Directory on any Windows Domain or other LDAP server.
Browse NetworkUses NetBIOS to discover available computers on your network.
Auto ConfiguratorSchedule automatic scanning of Active Directory to add new host and remove hosts no longer found.
Syslog Message ReceivedAutomatically add devices that send syslog messages to Server Manager.
SNMP Trap ReceivedAutomatically add devices that send SNMP traps to Server Manager.
Agent Device ConnectsAutomatically add Windows computers which you have manually installed the Agent too when they first connect to Server Manager.

Keyboard

You can manually add any host by simply typing the hostname, IP address or endpoint.

To manually add a single host with the keyboard:

  • From the Explorer View, locate the root Hosts node or Host Group you would like to add a host too, right click then select New. The Add Computers, Devices and Endpoints Dialog displays.
Add Computers, Devices and Endpoints Dialog
Add Computers, Devices and Endpoints Dialog
  • From the Add New Computer, Device or Endpoint Dialog, type the name of the host to add then click OK. The host is added to the Explorer View underneath the tree node you previously selected.

Browse Active Directory

You can manually add multiple hosts at the same time by browsing your Active Directory tree or other LDAP server.

To manually add multiple hosts using Active Directory:

  • From the Explorer View, locate the root Hosts node or Host Group you would like to add hosts too, right click then select New. The Add Computers, Devices and Endpoints Dialog displays.
  • From the Add Computers, Devices and Endpoints Dialog, select Browse Active Directory, the Browse Active Directory Dialog displays.
  • Use this view to browse and select multiple hosts. then click OK. When added to the Explorer View, each selected host's parent Organizational Unit (OU) is added to the Explorer View underneath the tree node you previously selected, then the hosts added underneath the OU.
Browse Active Directory Hosts View
Browse Active Directory Hosts View

Browse Network

You can manually add multiple hosts at the same time by browsing your local Network using NetBIOS.

To manually add multiple hosts using NetBIOS:

  • From the Explorer View, locate the root Hosts node or Host Group you would like to add hosts too, right click then select New. The Add Computers, Devices and Endpoints Dialog displays.
  • From the Add Computers, Devices and Endpoints Dialog, select Browse Network , the Browse Network Dialog displays.
  • Use this view to browse and select multiple hosts. then click OK. When added to the Explorer View, each selected host's is added to the Explorer View underneath the tree node you previously selected.

Auto Configurator

You can schedule automatic scans of Active Directory to add discovered hosts. For more information see: Auto Configurators

Syslog Devices

By default, syslog devices are automatically added when the Server Manager receives a syslog message for the first time and the device was not previously added. This functionality can be configured via the Syslog Server Properties View. For more information see: Syslog Server Properties View.

SNMP Devices

By default, SNMP devices are automatically added when the Server Manager receives a SNMP trap for the first time and the device was not previously added. This functionality can be configured via the SNMP Trap Server Properties View. For more information see: SNMP Trap Server Properties View

Agent Devices

By default, Corner Bowl Server Manager Agent devices are automatically added when the agent connect to the management server for the first time and the Windows machine was not previously added. This functionality can be configured via the Agent Server Properties View. For more information see: Agent Server Properties View

Related Topics

Agent Server Properties View

Auto Configurators

Hosts

SNMP Trap Server Properties View

Syslog Server Properties View