Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Specifying IPs, ranges, or host names by using XML or CSV files

You must specify ranges during discovery, inventory, and status tasks. A range in this instance is defined either as an individual IP address, a hostname, or a range of IPs such as 192.168.7.1-50 or 10.35.0.*. Add ranges, IPs, or host names either to an XML or CSV-based input file and then read the file by specifying it on the command line using the –RangeList or –RangeListCSV argument. A sample .xml file ( RangeList.xml) and .csv file ( RangeList.csv) are placed in the samples folder at C:\Program Files\Dell\SysMgt\Essentials\Tools\CLI\Samples. To create multiple input files, edit and rename either the XML or CSV file.
  • NOTE: If you are creating discovery range groups, then each group can only have one corresponding subnet. The subnet for a group is read from the DiscoveryProfile.xml file and not from the RangeList.xml or RangeList.csv file. If required, you can create multiple groups for each subnet.
An example of the RangeList.xml file is outlined as follows:
 
An example of the RangeList.csv is outlined as follows:
Table 1. Examples of RangeList.csv. The following table lists the examples of the RangeList.csv.
Name SubnetMask
192.168.10.* 255.255.255.0
192.168.10.1-255 255.255.255.0
192.168.1-2.* 255.255.255.0
10.35.*.1-2 255.255.255.0
192.168.2.1 255.255.224.0
192.168.2.2 255.255.254.0
192.168.3.3 255.255.128.0
192.168.3.4 255.255.128.0

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