Importing Discovery IP Addresses

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Importing Discovery IP Addresses

This article explains how to import individual device IP addresses into SiteAudit discovery. An import template file is attached at the bottom of this article and can be used to import your discovery IP addresses.

The IP addresses where printers exist are known in most large environments. It is best to confer with IT personnel to obtain a list of printer IP addresses. Once this list is obtained, they can be imported easily into SiteAudit. Using IP addresses instead of ranges or networks is most efficient as SiteAudit will scan only the IP addresses that are specified.


Device Import Template

The following image shows the device import template that is attached to this article.


Printer IP addresses are entered between the <Include> tags separated by a comma as shown below:


Each entry must be a valid IP address separated by a comma. These can be on one line, each placed on a separate line, or in a combination as shown in the example above. Note: there is no comma after the last IP address.

Importing Device IP Addresses

Once the template has been populated with IP addresses, save the document and import it into SiteAudit.

From the SiteAudit viewer, select Tools > Import


This opens the Import Information dialog. Open the import document and click the Import button to start the import. A message appears that states whether the import was successful. If there was a problem (such as forgetting a comma between IP addresses or entering an invalid IP address) then an error dialog appears. It will be necessary to correct the problem and import the document again.


Importing Data Multiple Times

The same import document can be imported multiple times. It will not cause duplicate IP addresses to be entered into SiteAudit Discovery as SiteAudit does not allow this. Once an IP address has been imported, it can be deleted or modified only through the user interface by selecting Setup > Discovery > Devices

Using the sample illustrated above, the following discovery information has been imported into SiteAudit:


Editing an IP Address

Any address imported into SiteAudit can be modified by selecting the IP address and clicking the Edit... button. 

Deleting an IP Address

An IP address can be deleted by selecting it and clicking the Remove button.

Exclude an IP Address

An IP address can be excluded, which means SiteAudit will not perform discovery on that IP address, nor will it monitor that IP address. This can be accomplished by unchecking the Scan checkbox.


SiteAudit Asset tool can also be used to import discovery IP Addresses: SiteAudit Asset Tool

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