Create a device group

Before adding a device, you should create a device group for it to go in.

Device groups are just logical ways of grouping devices, you can create groups by OS type, Geographic location, Prod, Test, and so on.

Start > Programs > Halcyon > Device Manager > Device Groups > Add

The minimum information needed is the Name of the group and a description.

Right click on the device group you wish to use and select Add Device.

Add the device

  1. It is important that the “Name:” field MATCHES EXACTLY the IBMi System name.
  2. Enter a description.
  3. Select the correct device type, otherwise the software will not connect.
  4. The Hostname (preferred) or IP address should be entered.

Click on OK to save the device.

Load the new device into the Enterprise Console

Open the Enterprise Console and select:

  1. “Tools” Tab
  2. “Reload devices”

You will now see that the device has been added to the console.

This is done manually to prevent devices being inadvertently added through Device Manager.


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Last Modified On: May 29, 2020