About devices

Devices are the endpoints that are managed in your Datto RMM account. All devices are associated with a site. When you become a Datto RMM partner, and every time you onboard a new customer, one of your first tasks is to add the devices you want to manage to your Datto RMM account. There are a number of different deployment methods and management options. The exact method of how you add devices to your sites depends on the device type.

Methods for adding devices to your sites

Agent installation

This method works for devices that have an operating system. The devices become visible in the Web Portal once the Datto RMM Agent is installed on them. You can install the Agent on the following device types: servers, desktops, and laptops. Refer to Installing the Datto RMM Agent on servers, desktops, and laptops.

For detailed information about the Datto RMM Agent, refer to Datto RMM Agent. There are two types of the Agent that differ in functionality: Managed and OnDemand. Which one is deployed depends on the type of site the device is associated with. For more information, refer to Managed and OnDemand Agents.

The Datto RMM Agent is specific to the operating system of the device it is installed on. For a feature comparison, refer to Features of Windows, macOS, and Linux Agents.

Managing your device using SNMP

If you cannot install an Agent on your device (for example, on a switch, router, UPS, printer, ESXi device, or any device that does not have an operating system), a Network Node device can manage it for you.

Further information

  • For an overview of the Device Summary page, refer to Device Summary in the legacy UI and Device Summary - New UI in the New UI.
  • Take an inventory of the hardware and software installed on a device and see the devices discovered on the network. Refer to Audits.