change ip address in netsight


Userlevel 3
Hi,

I just changed a few devices management ip address. Now Netsight can't reach them as expected. So how can I tell NMS to use new ip addresses to reach the devices? I can't seems to find it in Onview. I don't want to delete and add them with new ip addresses.

Thanks.

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Userlevel 6
You will need to delete the current entities and add them back in with new IP. Select Device->Add Device and use the same credentials as before.

Userlevel 3
Hi Mike,

Is there any technical reason for this? Because by deleting and re adding, I loose all collected historical datas for the devices.
Userlevel 4
Rahman Duran wrote:

Hi Mike,

Is there any technical reason for this? Because by deleting and re adding, I loose all collected historical datas for the devices.

I guessing the netsight database is indexed by ip address. It would be great to be able to change the IP address. Many times I will configure a switch at my desk and use Netsight to push the firmware and do initial testing. I have to delete the temporary address from netsight and discover the new one after it is deployed . Just extra work in my mind.
Hi,

is there any update on updating IP Addresses in NetSight rather then re-adding devices?

I agree with Curtis Parish that this is an extra step and doesn't really go well with Staging Processes.

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