It is recommended that network switches are created automatically using the XIA Configuration Client

It is however possible to manually create these devices if the device cannot be scanned - for example if the switch does not support SNMP management.

To manually create a network switch:

  • Select File > New Item from the drop down menu.


  • Select Network Switch from the item type drop down. 
    (If the Network Switch option is not available review the manual item creation settings).

  • Enter an item name and description then press 'Create Item'.

  • Navigate to the Hardware Information section.

  • Click the edit button on the toolbar.

  • Enter the required information. 
    NOTE: only certain information can be entered manually, this includes serial number, manufacturer and model number.

  • Click the save button on the toolbar.