6.2 Importing Devices

If you want a ZENworks Server to automatically deploy the ZENworks Adaptive Agent to devices, you must first identify the devices within your Management Zone. To do this, you have two options: 1) you can import them from a comma-separated values (CSV) file, or 2) you can use the ZENworks discovery technology to search for devices on your network and display them in ZENworks Control Center.

This section explains how to import devices from a CSV file. If you want to know more about using discovery technology, see Section 6.1, Discovering Network Devices.

When you import information from a CSV file, you map the CSV fields to ZENworks database fields. At a minimum, the CSV file must contain the DNS name or IP address for each device you want to import.

To import devices from a CSV file:

  1. In ZENworks Control Center, click the Deployment tab.

    Deployment page
  2. In the Deployment Activities list in the left navigation panel, click Import Deployable Devices to launch the Import Devices from CSV File Wizard.

    Select File to Import page
  3. Complete the wizard using information from the following table to fill in the fields.

    Wizard Page


    Select File to Import page

    Browse for and select the CSV file that contains the devices you want to import. At a minimum, the CSV file must contain the DNS name or IP address for each device you want to import.

    Configure Import

    Map the columns in the CSV file to the device fields in the ZENworks database. At a minimum, you must map the CSV file’s DNS name or IP address to the ZENworks database’s DNS Name field or IP Address field.

    To create the information mappings:

    1. Click Add to display the Specify Import Columns dialog box.

    2. Fill in the following fields:

      Field: Select the device field you want to map to a column in the CSV file.

      Column: Specify the number of the column to map to the selected field.

    3. Click OK to create the information mapping and add it to the list.

    4. To verify that the field is mapped to the correct column, click Show Sample.

    5. Repeat the above steps to create and verify additional information mappings.

    When you finish the wizard, the devices are added to the list in the Deployable Devices panel.