Locations

Monitoring ► Locations

Use the Locations screen to organize networks into sites, regions, and areas.

Access alternatives:

  • In the NAM Console, click the dashboard icon at the top
    NAM Console dashboard
    and click the Locations tile
    NAM Console dashboard Locations
  • Open the NAM Console menu

    select Monitoring ► Locations

To add a new site

Open the Locations screen.

Note

All manual sites defined through external files are of type External. This type of site cannot be removed or modified through the NAM Console user interface.

Optional: Use the Regions and Areas tabs to organize your sites into a hierarchy of areas and regions.

  • A region is one or more areas. On the Regions tab, create one or more regions.
  • An area is one or more sites. On Areas tab, create one or more areas within each region.

On the Sites tab, type the new site name in the Add new site box and click Add new site to add a site.

Site names can contain spaces but cannot contain special characters such as “&” or “*”.
The Edit site window opens.
Edit site window

Select a Region and Area from the lists.

Optional: Select the User Defined Link check box to manually define the site as a User Defined Link (UDL).
The site will then appear on the NAM Server Network explorer reports. This is helpful if a particular link cannot be automatically detected by the monitoring device.

Note

For sites that are not defined manually, this option will not be available from the server GUI. However, you can configure any site as a user-defined link through external files.

A UDL will appear in the Network explorer reports as soon as the first monitoring interval data collection is ready after the UDL has been defined. The report does not show any historical data.

If you change the configuration and clear User Defined Link for a selected site, the system will stop collecting information for that link but the UDL will still display in the Network explorer reports to allow access to the historical data already stored in the report server database.

Optional: If you have selected User Defined Link, you can select WAN Optimized Link to define your site as a WAN optimized link.

This option is not available if WAN optimized links are discovered automatically as controlled by the RTM_AUTO_WANOPT_DISCOVERY property in the Advanced Properties Editor. You can turn off the automatic detection of WAN optimized links if a particular link cannot be automatically detected as WAN optimized by the monitoring device.

The WAN optimized links information is available as Client site WAN optimized and Server site WAN optimized dimensions with the plain text value Yes or No on the DMI Software service, operation, and site data and Software service, operation, and site data baselines data views.

If you have selected User Defined Link, specify the User Defined Link speeds:

  • Link speed in [bps] - the incoming link speed in bits per second (bps). For example, if your incoming link speed is 10 mbps, type in 10000000.
  • Link speed out [bps] - the outgoing link speed in bits per second (bps). For example, if your outgoing link speed is 10 mbps, type in 10000000.

In the IP addresses box, specify a set of IP addresses or a range of IP addresses that define the site.

Make sure to specify each IP address or IP address range on a separate line. To define a range of IP addresses, you have to specify the starting and ending addresses in the following way:

10.1.1.0-10.1.10.255

An IP address range has to be continuous.

You can specify IP addresses both in IPv4 and IPv6 format and mix them within the same site. For example:

10.1.1.0

2001:db8::4ab5

Note that you can type an IPv6 address in any of the following ways (they are equivalent):

2001:0db8:0000:0000:0000:0000:1622:35bd

2001:0db8:0:0:0:0:1622:35bd

2001:db8::1622:35bd

Note

Note that this mode of specifying IP addresses does not allow you to enter an IP address followed by a mask, as in Site_name = IP_address / IP_mask. However, using masks to specify sites is permitted when importing site definitions using the external site definition files or text fragments pasted in the site import window. For more information, see Importing site definitions.

Optional: in the Comment field, add a comment to display on the list of sites.

Click OK.

To import site definitions

You can import site definitions into your NAM Server from a file.

  • The definitions can be in JSON, YAML, or Properties format.
  • You need administrator rights.

See Importing site definitions for syntax requirements and instructions.