Ability to upload a csv list of mac addresses and static ip's
As a System and Network Manager in a school district, I'd love to see in Astaro the possibility to upload a csv file as:
macaddress, ipnumber, subnet, gateway, vlan, comment
00:11:22:33:44:55, 192.168.34.50, 255.255.255.0, 192.168.34.30, 102, laptop
00:11:22:33:43:25, 192.168.34.51, 255.255.255.0, 192.168.34.30, 205, dell desktop
I receive a ton of new laptops every year and they are all barcode scanned for the inventory. I inventory the mac addresses as well and I'd love to just send a csv file to my ASG425 all the new mac_addresses to assign a static ip to each mac address and make sure I don't spend hours and hours manually assigning static IP's and making sure there are no duplicates.
The duplicates can be avoided from within Excel or OpenOffice or Google Docs.
(We all collaborate on Google Docs on a single spreadsheet regarding mac addresses and ip numbers)
Old hardware is removed from the "dhcp static ip spreadsheet" after 4 years old cycle.
What do you think ?
it'll be so much easier this way in my opinion.
Currently running 8.2xx soon to run 8.3xx :)
Bob Alfson commented
Interesting. What is the motivation for having fixed IPs for laptops?
Khalil Amar commented
Another motivation is also when I invite companies to switch from say Cyberoam to Astaro. They'd like to do an easy swap and that includes keep the IP numbers organized as it was on the previous firewall.