Managing and Unmanaging a Device

 

By default, OpManager manages all the discovered devices. However, there might be some known devices that are under maintenance and hence cannot respond to status polls sent by OpManager. These devices can be set to unmanaged status to avoid unnecessary polling. Once maintenance gets over, they can be set to managed status.

 

To unmanage a device

  1. Go to the device snapshot page.
  2. Under Actions, select Unmanage.

This stops the status polling and data collection for the device and changes the device status icon to gray .

 

To start managing an unmanaged device

  1. Go to the device snapshot page.
  2. Under Actions, select Manage.

This resumes the status polling and data collection for the device. The status icon shows the current status of the device.

 

To manage or unmanage many devices at a time, you can use Quick Configuration wizard of OpManager. To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. In the Admin tab, under Tools, click Quick Configuration Wizard.
  2. Select Manage/Unmanage devices and click Next.
  3. Select the category from which you want to unmanage.
  4. To stop managing the devices, move them to the list in the right. To start managing the unmanaged devices, move them to the list in the left.
  5. Click Finish.

You can also schedule downtimes for the devices incase you do not want it monitored for a specified interval

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