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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Turbonomic ARM
Categories Target Support
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 25, 2022

Have a simple interface for bulk-adding targets

When adding new features, like initial install of multiple vCenters or adding Databases to an existing installation (pretty much any type target that may have multiple entities), on the "add target" screen have the option to select a CSV file for import. Right now it is only possible via scripting and may require assistance from multiple teams to complete something that seems very basic.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Aug 9, 2022

    This is kind of a disappointing reply. This would be a great feature for adding group members in bulk (we get these requests constantly) as well as adding the constantly changing databases. We did work for weeks with our automation team to get an initial load of several thousand databases and their script used a CSV as input, with each DB needing a different port. Converting to JSON is not easy for a non-programmer. Data security at our company does not allow us to download and install software from the internet.

  • Admin
    Simon Ravenscroft
    Aug 3, 2022

    Thanks for the idea Robert! We have an open-source CLI utility to do this today called tbutil. This has the ability to take JSON and bulk import targets. It's relatively straightforward to convert CSV to JSON. More information on tbutil can be found here https://github.com/turbonomic/tbutil/wiki. There is a specific example showing how to import targets here.

    I realise this is not a UI feature but tbutil does satisfy this typically one-time setup activity.