Promoting Discovered Devices

After you run discovery, discovered devices display on the Discovered Network Map. Initially, these devices display as unmonitored Unmonitored.

Note: Promoted devices count towards the managed devices limit applied by your WhatsUp Gold license.

To promote discovered devices to managed (also known as monitored) devices, you select them and apply monitoring. You can interact with promoted devices by way of the My Network map.

To promote discovered devices:

From Discovered Network map view (DISCOVER menu > Discovered Network), select or bulk select device(s).

Device Card (single device) or Device Summary (for more than one selected device) displays.

  1. From the Device Card, click Start/Update Monitoring.

    The Start/Update Monitoring dialog box displays.

  2. In the Start/Update Monitoring dialog:
    • Select a destination group, or elect the default.
    • Create an optional subgroup for the destination group.
    • Review the device names, IP addresses, and assigned roles as well as the WhatsUp Gold managed device license totals. Please note, to modify the role automatically assigned to a device by WhatsUp Gold, click on the current role to launch a list of options, then select the new role for assignment to that device.
    • Click Start.

    The device icon(s) you promoted transition from unmonitored Unmonitored to monitored WUG17.0N-SP2-Monitored-Server.

  3. Begin managing and applying monitors, threshold alerts, actions, and policies using the My Network map.

    Tip: Contact the WhatsUp Gold Team at Ipswitch to increase your number of managed devices.

See Also

Running Discovery

Getting the Most from Your Scan

Initiating a Discovery Scan

Using Saved Discovery Profiles