The Device Catalog Screen displays a list of devices that are known to an organization site. The list will be empty if no devices have been added to the site. There are three methods for adding a device to a site: import an OmniVista CSV file, import an Excel XLSX file, or manually add a device (Full Management Mode or Analytics Only Mode).

To import devices from an existing OmniVista .csv file, click on Import from… and select OmniVista CSV file. An “Import from OmniVista CSV file” form will open on which you will select the Management Mode (Full Management or Analytics Only) and complete the related fields for the selected mode.

Consider the following when importing devices from an OmniVista CSV file:

  • If the serial number and Management Mode for a device defined in the import file matches the serial number and Management Mode of a device already known in the Device Catalog, then OmniVista Cirrus imports the serial number and overwrites the device details with the template device details.

  • If the serial number for a device defined in the import file matches the serial number of a device already known in the Device Catalog but the Management Mode is different, then OmniVista Cirrus will not import the serial number and related device details.

Import Devices in Full Management Mode

Step 1. Management Mode selection

Select the Full Management option (the default), to import devices that OmniVista Cirrus will directly configure and manage from the OmniVista Cirrus user interface.

Step 2: Download CSV template

Download the CSV template file and add device information based on the template instructions.

Step 3: Import the edited file and select the site of attachment

Complete the following fields as described to select and upload the CSV file.

  • File Browser - Click in this field to find and select the existing CSV file to import.

  • Site Assignment - Click in this field to display a list of organization sites and select the site to which the devices defined in the CSV file will be imported.

  • Group Assignment - Click on this field to select the Access Point Group to which the devices will be assigned. The provisioning configuration associated with this group will be applied to the imported devices.

Click on Import. The Device Catalog list for the site is populated with the imported devices.

Import Devices in Analytics Only Mode

Step 1. Management Mode selection

Select the Analytics Only option to import devices that are already configured and managed by OmniVista 2500 NMS or OmniVista Cirrus 4.6. Analytics Only devices are declared in OmniVista Cirrus 10.2 only for monitoring and reporting information sent from the devices.

Step 2: Import the edited file and select the site of attachment

Complete the following fields as described to select and upload the CSV file.

  • File Browser - Click in this field to find and select the existing CSV file to import.

If you need more information about how to generate an OmniVista CSV file, move the cursor over How do I download a .csv from from OmniVista?.

  • Site Assignment - Click in this field to display a list of organization sites and select the site to which the devices defined in the CSV file will be imported.

Click on Import. The Device Catalog list for the site is populated with the imported devices.