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How to import servers

This article covers through the different methods for uploading server data into the platform.

How To

Contents

Manually adding in servers

Importing servers via a CSV

Importing servers via the API

Deleting servers

Manually adding in servers

The first method for getting sever data into the platform is via filling out manually the details of a server into the platform. This can be done via the following page:

Portfolio (Tab) - Servers (Drop Down) - Server Inventory (Sidebar)

On this page select the 'New Server' button. 

The essential data points that must be completed are as below. The other items are optional.

  • Server Name
  • Operating System
  • Data centre
  • Environment
  • Type

Click the 'Save' button on the bottom right of the pop up.

NOTE: this method of server data collection is only recommended for small scale projects or adding in a minimal number of missing servers.

Importing servers via a CSV

Server information can be imported via a CSV file. This information can be exported from discovery tools such as Cloudamize, CloudChomp or similar or from your infrastructure platforms using a tool like RVTools. Data can be uploaded directly from your CSV file and the columns matched in the import screen, or you can amend your CSV to have the correct columns headers. The AppScore CSV template can also be populated.

NOTE: when using your own CSV file ensure that RAM and Disk are calculated in GB not MB. In the event your export is in MB convert this in Excel with a formula or = CELL/1024.

Once the CSV is ready import it via the 'Import Servers' button. This will present the following pop up.

You can either drop the file in the specified box or alternatively click in this box and select the appropriate file from your computer. Once selected you will be taken to the next page, where you will need to match the column headers in the CSV file to the appropriate field names in AppScore.

Once the fields have been matched correctly, select the 'Confirm Columns' button. On the next page choose 'Import Servers', this then runs through adding the servers into the platform. Once completed you will find the servers inventory filled with the servers uploaded. 

Importing servers via the API

In many cases you may have used a migration or discovery tool to capture server information, AppScore supports several providers allowing you to seamlessly load this information into the platform. You can do this via the following page:

Portfolio (Tab) - Servers (Drop Down) - Import Servers From API (Sidebar)

On this page you need to input the API information pertaining the tool you are using, this can be done via the 'Open API Settings' button in the top left. In here you can add the details associated to the tool you want to import from.

Once you have filled in the appropriate details, select the 'Save' button. This will take you back to the main Import From API screen. The API Service just added will now be listed. From here select the 'Import' button next to the service you want to use. Some APIs support additional parameters, if this is the case a pop up will appear from where you can choose the import type.

Deleting servers

In some cases you may want to delete servers that are added into the platform. This can be done via the following page:

Portfolio (Tab) - Servers (Drop Down) - Server Inventory (Sidebar)

Select the servers you want to remove by ticking their boxes. You can apply filters to find groups of servers to delete. Select 'Delete' at the top, the confirmation popup will appear. This will then prompt you to type DELETE in caps and selecting the 'OK' button. Once completed the servers will be removed.

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