Adding Machines by IP Address to a Machine Group

 

Machines can be added to a machine group by IP address.  Machines can be added by entering individual IP addresses or by defining a range of IP addresses.

 

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The easiest way to add an individual IP address is to type the address in the Add IP Address field and then click Double_arrows_icon.gif.  Likewise, the easiest way to add a range of IP addresses is to specify a starting and the ending IP address in the Add IP Range field and then click Double_arrows_icon.gif.

 

You can also add or remove IP addresses using the following menu options.

 

Remove All IP Addresses/

Remove All IP Ranges

Select this menu option to remove all of the IP addresses or IP ranges from the group.

Import From File

You can import a list of machine names from a previously created text file.  The text file can be created manually or it can be created by exporting machines names from another machine group using the Tools menu.  When defining an IP range, include a dash between the beginning and ending IP address:

172.16.1.1-172.16.1.255

 

Link File

IP addresses can also be dynamically linked to a text file rather than imported.  Linking a file to a machine group is different than importing its contents.  Importing contents is a one-time operation after which the information from the file becomes a part of the machine group.  When you link a file to a machine group, any changes that you make to the file are automatically reflected in the next scan.  See Linking Files to Machine Groups for more information.

 

 

When IP addresses are added or imported, the new entries are displayed within the IP Addresses / Ranges component as illustrated here:

 

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Each IP address or IP address range that is listed is accompanied by the following icons:

Note: Credentials are stored with strong encryption techniques and are not available to anyone except the user who provided them.