Deactivate devices in Bulk
NA 9.20 on windows 2008.
I have some 200+ devices i need to set into deactivate state. Is there a command or a task through which i can achieve this in one shot without creating a device group for this purpose.
You can select all the 200+ devices in NA and select from the Actions Drop Down Menu the option Deactivate.
Let me know if this answers your question.
THanks for your reply again!
I do know this option, but its tedious to search/select 200 devices. I was wondering i can input the device names in a txt/csv and execute a task/command on the iist to deactivate them.
Sure you can do this also via a script/NA Proxy command. Here is a part of this CLI/API command:
Mark a device as deactivated.
deactivate device [-ip <IP address>] [-host <Hostname>] [-fqdn <Fully Qualified Domain Name>] [-deviceid <Device ID>]
- -ip - a.b.c.d where 0 <= a,b,c,d <= 255. You may optionally prefix the IP with SITE: where SITE is the name of the Site the device is in.
- -host - A valid hostname
- -fqdn - A valid Fully Qualified Domain Name
- -deviceid - A device ID
- deactivate device -host rtr5.vfm.lab
I am able to de-activate the device with this command via NA proxy. As the list of devices to be de-activated are scattered or not in same subnet, i have to now run the command on each IP Address at a time. I guess if i have scattered IP's to be de-activated in NA i will have to run this command each time and there is no easy way to do it in bulk, right?
If I understand your question, you would like to be able to bulk deactive devices that aren't specifically grouped by subnet, group, etc.
If you create an API script like Paul suggested above, you can put the devices in the CSV file with the IP address. Then, in the API command that you use will be;
deactivate device [-ip <IP address>]
As you process the CSV file in the script, you'll bring in the IP address and then plug it into the variable name in the script.
I hope that helps answer your question.
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