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This page explains how you can manage and edit your OT assets in Lansweeper Sites.


This page is for Lansweeper Sites. For Lansweeper On-premises, see Manage OT assets in Lansweeper On-premises.

Once you’ve installed Lansweeper OT, scanned your OT environment, and linked your OT installation to a Site, you can manage your OT assets from your Lansweeper Site. 

There are a variety of options available to manage your OT assets. You can:

Your OT installation needs at least version 3.4.0 to manage OT assets on your site.

View OT assets

To view your OT assets in Lansweeper Sites, go to Inventory > Asset types > OT.

OT assets can also be viewed by creating custom dashboards or reports.

From the OT view, you can sort your OT assets by multiple columns or create advanced filters and custom views.

Select the OT asset and go to its Summary page to learn more about a specific asset. The summary page includes information such as its manufacturer, model, scan protocol, and more.

If the OT asset you’re viewing is a child module, the summary page will include information about the related main module.

You can visually identify your modules depending on their bus type by selecting Bus Config. You can find more information about the module, such as bus type, position, and name. The bus types are identified by their colour:

  • DeviceNet is red
  • ControlNet is blue
  • BACnet is purple
  • Backplane is grey

Create OT assets

If the scanning service hasn't discovered a particular asset yet, or if an asset hasn't connected to your network yet, you can manually create OT assets.

If you create an OT asset in Lansweeper Sites, that asset will only be available in your site and will not sync to your OT Hub. The created asset will not be scanned. 
  1. In your Lansweeper Site, go to your Inventory.
  2. Select Add new asset.
  3. In the Asset type dropdown, select OT.
  4. Enter the asset’s information in the various fields.
    After selecting an installation to link to the asset and saving the changes, you can no longer change the associated installation. 
  5. Select Save changes.

Edit OT assets

You can edit the details of individual OT assets from your site.

  1. In your Lansweeper Site, go to Inventory > Asset types > OT. You can also search or create an advanced filter to locate your OT assets.
  2. Click the asset that you want to edit.
  3. Select Edit asset.
  4. Edit the assets' information in the various fields.
  5. Select Save changes.

You can use the bulk edit feature to edit the details of multiple OT assets from your site.

  1. In your Lansweeper Site, go to Inventory > Asset types > OT. You can also search or create an advanced filter to locate your OT assets.
  2. Select the assets that you want to edit.
  3. Select Bulk edit.
  4. In the pop-up, select a field to bulk edit, and enter a value.
  5. Select Add more fields to continue editing, or Save and apply.

Custom fields can also be created and added to OT assets.

Create asset relationships

To ensure your inventory is complete with all asset information, you can establish relationships between assets or between assets and AD users.

  1. In your Lansweeper Site, go to Inventory > Asset types > OT.
  2. Select the assets that you want to add to a relationship.
  3. Select Create relation.
  4. In the pop-up, choose whether you want to add an asset or a AD user relationship.
  5. Select a relation type, and fill in the remaining fields.
  6. Select Add new relationship.

Add OT assets to groups 

Asset groups offer an additional method to organize your asset inventory, enabling you to create specific groupings based on function, location, or other criteria.

  1. In your Lansweeper Site, go to Inventory > Asset types > OT.
  2. Select the assets that you want to add to an asset group.
  3. Select Add to group
  4. In the pop-up, select the asset groups.
  5. Select Save.

Add attachments or comments to OT assets

Attachments and comments can enhance collaboration on assets between different teams and provide a space for comprehensive knowledge transfer such as asset usage, configurations, manuals, and warranties.

  1. In your Lansweeper Site, go to Inventory > Asset types > OT.
  2. Select the asset you want to add information to.
  3. To add an attachment, select Attachments > Upload files. Either drag and drop the attachment or click Select files to open the file explorer.
  4. To add a comment, select Comments. Write your message and select Send to add it to the asset.

Delete OT assets

If you have OT assets that have been decommissioned and are no longer part of your network, you can delete them from your Lansweeper inventory.

Deleting an asset does not prevent it from being rescanned. If the asset is still in your network, it will be rescanned and added to your inventory.
  1. In your Lansweeper Site, go to Inventory > Asset types > OT.
  2. Select the checkboxes for assets that you want to delete.
  3. Select Delete assets.
  4. In the pop-up, select Yes.
Deleting a parent module will also delete any related modules from your inventory.

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