macOS Systems

    To start the wizard for inventorying macOS systems, click the macOS button. The macOS Systems step will be displayed after you have selected a company and a domain (see: Basic Steps).

    Docusnap Inventory MacIntosh Systems

    If the firewall is alerted due to too many pings during the search of the IP segments, the number of parallel pings can be limited during the search.

    If a new search is started in a different IP range, the Discard already found systems after new search option can be used to define whether already existing systems should be deleted.

    When macOS inventory is scheduled and executed at a later time, the Update selected systems option can be used to determine whether only the selected systems are inventoried or the IP area is scanned again, and all found systems are taken into account for the inventory.

    There are two ways to identify the available macOS systems:

    Entering an IP Segment Manually

    First, you need to enter the required information (IP from, IP to, User, Password, Port) in the Add IP Range group and save this information. Then, click the Start Search button to identify the Mac systems in the specified segment(s). During this process, the individual IP addresses in the specified segments will be pinged. Each Mac system that replies successfully will be added to the Found Systems list.

    If multiple IP ranges should be included in the inventory, they can also be imported from a CSV file by clicking the Load List button, instead of creating them individually using the buttons New and Save. In the CSV file the values for IP from, IP to, User, Password and Port must be listed in that order separated by “;”. If no port is specified the port 22 is used by default. If a line doesn’t match this format, this one will be omitted.

    Entering Individual Computers Manually

    In addition to scanning entire IP ranges for systems, you can also specify a single system. In the Found Systems group, click the New button and then enter either a system name or an IP address as well as the User name and Password for the system to be scanned subsequently.

    The actual inventory process is based on the systems listed in the Found Systems group. All systems selected there will be scanned.