Network node properties

To edit the properties of the selected network node, switch to the Edit mode (Ctrl + 6) and select Properties on the Sidebar.

To save the changes that were made on this page, you can do the following:

  1. Click Apply changes at the top of the page (you can also discard unsaved changes by clicking Undo);

    These buttons will only show up if any changes were made.
  2. Select other assets in the Network tree;
  3. Leave the page (for example, by switching to a different mode).

You can edit the properties of several assets at the same time by selecting several network nodes or a group of nodes in the Network tree.

Be careful when editing the properties for several nodes at the same time. It's impossible to revert to the previous state automatically after applying the changes. Recovering lost data may take a lot of time.

A handy way of editing several network nodes in succession is by using hotkeys for selecting the next or previous network node: Alt + Up/Down arrow. The changes are applied automatically in this case.

Network properties

You can change the network node name and IP address here.

Click one of the Resolve buttons to get the network name by IP address or vice versa.

Check the Static IP address box to access the asset by its IP address. Otherwise, the network name will be used for the access.

Asset properties

Device type determines the asset's icon in the Network tree and can be included in the table report.

Virtual type specifies the virtualization platform. Its icon will be included in the reports and displayed next to the node name in the Network tree. Specifying any value other than Physical device marks the asset as virtual.

You can hide all the virtual assets in the Network tree or, conversely, display only the virtual assets. There is a special assistant for this.

Usually, you won't need to set the virtual type manually. TNI 3 automatically detects popular virtualization platforms.

An alias is an arbitrary computer name. It can be displayed in the Network tree instead of the actual network name or used in the reports.

Description is the computer description obtained from the system properties of the asset.

A Note is a comment left by user. There's a special assistant that works with notes. Notes can be added or edited in the Common reports mode.

For more details, see Viewing and adding notesNote contents assistant.

Inventory number 

The items in this section work in the same way as in Storage properties.

The Generate button creates an inventory number using the specified template.

Arbitrary text can be entered into the Inventory number field without the use of the generator when a single asset is selected.

You can set up the template for automatic assignment of inventory numbers to new assets in the Storage properties.

Inventory numbers can be displayed in the Network tree as an additional field or in place of node names. They can be searched and filtered as well. For more details, see Information display settings and Searching in the Network tree sections.