Site definitions

A site is a group of users located in the same IP network or group of networks sharing similar routing properties. Sites can be grouped together into areas, which in turn can be grouped together into regions. Use site definitions to help you identify IP networks.

The report server enables you to use two types of sites:

Manual sites

  • Are specified as explicit IP address ranges.

  • Support IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

  • Are configured through the Site Configuration screen.

Automatic sites

  • Are based on either an IP address and a network mask, or on information retrieved from the BGP routing table in the adlex/config/bgp file.

  • Support only IPv4 format addresses.

  • Are configured directly in the report server database.

All server IP addresses not covered by any of the manual or automatic sites are treated as belonging to the Default Data Center .

In addition, there are external sites, which are specified based on the same type of definitions as imported manual sites, but are imported from external text files rather than defined using the report server GUI.

Automatically detected sites, such as sites originating from Enterprise Synthetic, can be viewed by clicking Show Detected. All sites listed in the column Type as Active originated from Enterprise Synthetic data. After it is modified, a site type becomes Manual (user-defined).

Note

Sites cannot overlap. The report server does not allow a configuration in which addresses match the definitions of two different sites.