Promoting Discovered Devices

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

Note: When you promote/add monitoring to a device it counts towards the points limit defined within 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.

    Icons for each device you promote transitions visually from unmonitored Unmonitored to monitored WUG17.0N-SP2-Monitored-Server.

    Tip: You manage promoted devices by way of the My Network map or list view. For example, you cannot delete devices directly from Discovered Network after you promote them. You must delete them from My Network instead.

  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

Handling Shared Addresses (Merge Devices)

Managing Detection Categories (Device Roles)