Before you can use Enterprise Manager™ to manage devices in your network, you must add the devices. For BIG-IP® devices in your network, you can use the discovery method to search specific IP addresses or IP subnets in your network, and add those devices to Enterprise Manager. During the discovery process, Enterprise Manager attempts to log on to available devices with an administrator user name and password that you supply. If Enterprise Manager succeeds in logging on to devices that it discovers, it adds those devices to the list on the Device List screen.
For non-BIG-IP devices, such as WANJet® systems, you create a .csv file to import the devices and then discover them.
After you license and perform initial configuration for Enterprise Manager™, you can discover BIG-IP® devices in your network.
Discovering devices is the first step toward central device management.
For non-BIG-IP® devices, such as WANJet® systems, you must create a comma-separated value (CSV) file on your local system and import the file into the device list.