In most cases, the device distinction mechanism in TNI correctly detects and merges assets and snapshots when they are imported or added to the Storage. However, sometimes you may need to manually combine several devices.
The merge assets option is available only when several assets are selected in the network tree.
To merge the assets, follow these steps:
- Select the assets that you want to merge in the network tree and open the context menu.
- From the menu, select the Merge assets option.
- From the provided list, select the asset that will be the main one. The main (parent) asset will keep all the information that was manually added for it: notes, special fields, barcodes, license records, etc.
Merging will remove any manually added information from the non-MAIN asset.
The Merge assets option is not available if a group is selected.
To be able to merge assets, you need to make sure that they are all of the same type (for example, only Windows devices or devices with Linux are selected). If the assets you want to combine were added to the network map earlier, then after manual merging, all nodes will be replaced with the device selected as the main one. The connections on the map will be saved.
Unscanned placeholders can be merged with devices of any type.
Custom assets cannot be merged with each other or with other types of devices.