When there are huge number of devices to be enrolled directly into device groups, bulk enrollment with CSV import is the best way to go.
- Login to your Hexnode MDM portal.
- Go to Manage.
- From Device Groups select Add Bulk Devices with CSV.
Follow the steps to complete the enrollment process.
1. Upload CSV
Upload a CSV file containing the group name, serial number / device ID / UDID of the device and a description for the device group. You can add the device to either an existing group or a new group.
A sample CSV will be of the following format.
- groupname – It will be identified as name of the group.
- members – It will be identified as the serial number / device ID / UDID of the device.
- description – It will be identified as the description of the device group.
2. Verify CSV
You can verify the details uploaded in the CSV file. You can Map Keys while verifying the CSV file. If you select “members” from the drop down against the “Group Name”, your “Group Name” will be identified in terms of the “members” listed in the CSV file. Similarly, if you choose “members” from the drop down against the “Description” in the Map Keys pop-up. The group “Description” will be identified in terms of the “members” in the CSV file. If you are adding devices to an existing device group and require the existing devices in the group to be removed, you can check Remove existing devices in the group(s).
If you want to create a new device group, add the group name and the list of the devices in the CSV file. Then, check Create non-existing groups during CSV verification. This action will create a new group for you. If you create a group having the same name as that of another group, you will encounter a message that says “Found Multiple Groups With Same Names. Check The Group Name ‘X’ In CSV File”.
If you are having the devices added to an existing group, state the name of the group into which you want the devices added and then uncheck Create non-existing groups.
The devices will be added to the groups and the final summary of the process will be shown here. Click on Finish to view the device groups with the devices added to it.
If you find your Status to be “updated partially” it means you either have a disenrolled or an unenrolled device added to the group. Else, you have entered an incorrect serial number in the CSV file. The devices that were not added to the group will be listed under Devices Added Except the Ones With Serial Number.