In order to manage a Unix host from the management console, you must first add the host. Go to the Hosts tab of the management console to either manually enter hosts or import them from a file.
1. Click the Add Hosts tool bar button to display the Add Hosts dialog.
2. To manually add one or more hosts, enter the FQDN, IP address, or short name of a host you want to add to the management console and either click the Add button or press Enter. Once added, the Host column displays the value you enter. The management console uses that value to connect to the host.You can rename the host if it has not been profiled using the Rename Host command on the Host panel of the tool bar. After a host is profiled the only way to change what is displayed in the Host column is to remove the host from the console and re-add it. For example, if you add a host by its IP address, the IP address displays in the Host column (as well as in the IP Address column); to change what is displayed in the Host column, you must use the Remove from console tool bar button to remove the host from the console; then use the Add Hosts button to re-add the client by its host name. If you had profiled the host before removing it, you will have to re-profile it after re-adding it.
1. To add hosts from a known_hosts file, click the Import button. a) On the Import hosts from file dialog, browse to select a .txt file containing a list of hosts to import. Once imported, the host addresses display in the Add Host dialog list.
Note: The valid format for an import file is: • .txt file - contains the IP address or DNS name, one per line • known_hosts file - contains address algorithm hostKey (separated by a space), one entry per line (See Known_hosts File Format for more information about the supported known_hosts file format.)