USM Anywhere enables you to import several assetsAn IP-addressable host, including but not limited to network devices, virtual servers, and physical servers. from a CSV file. Use this option to add assets in large quantities to your environment from a single file. Keep in mind that this file needs to follow a specific format. See About the CSV File for more information.
To import assets from a CSV file
- Go to Environment > Assets.
- Click Actions > Import Assets to open the Import Assets dialog box.
- Drop your file or select the file from your desktop.
- If you have more than one sensor configured in your environment, you need to select a sensor.
- Click Import and the process starts. You can see the status of the process, how many assets have been processed or are pending, or which asset were not imported. In the About the CSV File section, there is a table where you can see the import errors and the reason for which an asset has not been imported.
Note: If there is an asset inside the CSV file having the same IP address or FQDN of an asset that already exists in your environment, or if there are any fields that are not valid, the new asset is not added.
Once you select a file, the name of the file displays and the Import button is active.
Note: When an import process starts and finishes, USM Anywhere generates system events. See Searching for System Events Related to an Asset Import Process for more information.
The CSV file must have this format:
Asset Name ; Description ; Asset Type ; PCI ; HIPAA ; NetworkAdapter [; NetworkAdapter ; ...]
The NetworkAdapter value must have this format:
IP Address [,FQDN]
You need to provide an IP address or FQDN value and valid for USM Anywhere.
|Example||Valid / Invalid|
Please note the following:
- You can import all the files you need, but only one at a time.
- The maximum number of network adapters per asset is limited to 30.
- The maximum number of lines in the CSV file is 200 K.
- The maximum size of the CSV file is 25 MB.
USM Anywhere generates system events when an import process starts and finishes.
To look for system events related to an import process
- Go to Settings > System Events.
- Locate the Event Name filter.
- Select one of these filters:
- Asset Import Process Finished: This option displays the system events generated when the assets import process from a CSV file finishes.
- Asset Import Process Started: This option displays the system events generated when the assets import process from a CSV file starts.
The result of your search displays.