Be aware of Proxy Agents. These will appear in the console as Clients, but retrieve a different set of properties through the use of a Management Extender.
In the Console, right-click the column headers and add a column for “Agent Type”. That should be return either “Native” (for a real OS running the BES Client), or one of the Proxy types (such as “Proxy - Bare Metal Extender” or “Proxy - VMWare Extender”).
A single endpoint might be displayed as many as three times - once for its Native client, again for its VMWare Proxy agent, and a third for its Bare Metal Proxy. A SWD task would not be valid for a Bare Metal or VMWare Proxy. The Proxies are a means for BigFix to send commands using a third-party API, such as VMWare’s VCenter API or OSD rbagent commands.
The “OS Deployment and Bare Metal Imaging” Site has tasks for configuring Target Properties for the bare metal clients, including renaming them. When an unknown client checks in to the OSD Bare Metal Server for the first time, it will be identified by its IP address if the target is not already “registered”. There is a task to Register Bare Metal Targets in the OS Deployment site, where you identify a client based on its MAC, IP, UUID, or Serial Number and register its hostname to the Bare Metal server. Once a target is registered, there is also a task where you can assign properties like static IP addresses to it.