Setting up an OU filter as user-defined filter

You can filter configured asset information of the devices to assign the matching devices to the appropriate OUs.

eLux RP devices send an OU filter text field containing their device information to the Scout Server. You can use the OU filter text field in the Scout Report Generator and for the user-defined OU filter. It includes the following information:

Host name, OS name, OS version, serial number, supplier, device type, BIOS, CPU speed, model, kernel version, flash type, flash size, RAM size, graphics, IDF name, MAC address.

  1. Click Options > Advanced options > Devices.
  2. Under New devices, select the option Assign OU depending on the OU filter.

  3. To open the OU assignment dialog, if required, click the ... button.

  4. In the top section, from the Filter type list, select User-defined filter (configured asset information).

  5. In the Filter rule box, enter one or more filter criteria. A filter criterion consists of three parts:

    asset information string from OU filter text logical operator = value you want to filter by

    Examples:

    ELUX_HOSTNAME=Melissa;
    ELUX_OSNAME=eLux RP;
    ELUX_OSVERSION=6.1.0-3;
    ELUX_SERIAL=7250O422542;
    ELUX_SUPPLIER=WYSE;
    ELUX_DEVICETYPE=ZQ Class;
    ELUX_BIOS=1.0J;
    ELUX_CPU=1500;
    ELUX_PRODUCT=ZQ Class;
    ELUX_KERNEL=4.9.30;
    ELUX_FLASH=16GB SATA Flash;
    ELUX_FLASHSIZE=15272;
    ELUX_MEMORY=4096;
    ELUX_GRAPHICS=ATI AMD Radeon HD8330E
    ;
    ELUX_IDF=rec5608.idf;
    ELUX_MAC=7CD30A22D0AE

    Use the logical operators AND and OR to link multiple filter criteria. Use capital letters for the operators.

    Wildcards are not supported, but all matches are found that begin with the specified string.

    Examples for filter criteria:

    Example 1: ELUX_OSNAME=eLux RP AND ELUX_OSVERSION=6.9.100
    Example 2: ELUX_DEVICETYPE=D3314-A1 OR ELUX_DEVICETYPE=ZQ Class

  6. In the OU list next to the Filter rule box, select the OU you want to assign the devices to. Click to browse.

  7. Click Add.

    The filter rule is displayed in the field below.

  8. If required, add more filter rules and configure them. For further information, see Editing OU filter rules.

  9. From the list Non-matching devices will be, select where you want to keep the non-matching devices.

    If you select assigned to the default OU, all non-matching devices and even devices already assigned to other OUs are reassigned to the default OU.

  10. Review all active filter rules thoroughly to avoid unintentional assignments.
  11. Confirm with OK..

All active filter rules are processed in the specified order. On the next restart the matching devices are assigned to the OUs as defined by the OU user-defined filter. Any user-defined subnet filter rules will not be taken into account.