Configure an IP address range for the MID Server

Configure an IP address range on the MID Server to limit the MID Server to work with only a specific set of IP ranges.

Before you begin

Role required: agent_admin or admin

About this task

Applications, such as Discovery and Orchestration, can specify an IP range or a specific IP address of a target. When the application looks for a MID Server to use during auto-selection, it chooses a MID Server that has corresponding IP range that includes the application's IP range or specific IP address. Applications also use other criteria, such a the MID Server supported application and capabilities. See MID Server selection for more information.

Tip: You can also use the ALL IP range, which allows the MID Server to be used with any range of IP addresses that an application specifies. This only allows the MID Server to access IP ranges, it does not mean that the MID Server can actually reach all of the IP ranges. The MID server would need to have access to the IP ranges that the applications need for it to be actually used. The ALL IP range is new, starting with the Istanbul release.

Orchestration use the IP address of the target machine (together with the capability) to select the correct MID Server for Orchestration activities. See the steps below to configure the IP address.

Service Mapping elects the MID Server whose IP address range matches the IP in the discovery request. See MID Server configuration for Service Mapping for more information.

Discovery: can also use this IP address range, starting with the Istanbul release. Discovery can also use the quick IP range that you specify in the Discovery schedule.

Valid IP address ranges can be as follows:
  • An IP address in dotted decimal or hexadecimal format. The hexadecimal format can be explicitly prefixed with 0x, this is not mandatory. Here are examples:
    • 10.11.144.155
    • 0x0A0B909B
    • 0A0B909B
  • An IP address range in dotted decimal or hexadecimal format. Here are examples:
    • 10.11.144.150-10.11.144.160
    • 0x0A0B9096-0x0A0B90A0
    • 10.11.144.150-0x0A0B90A0
  • An IP network address with the net mask specified after a slash (/) in regular notation (0-32 inclusive) or in IP address notation. Dotted decimal or hexadecimal format is not allowed. Here are examples:
    • 10.11.144.0/24 10.11.144.0/255.255.255.0
    • 10.11.144.0/0xFFFFFF00
    • 0x0A0B9000/24
    • 0x0A0B9000/0xFFFFFF00

Procedure

  1. Navigate to MID Server > IP Ranges.
  2. Click New.
  3. Fill out the form fields (see table).
    Figure 1. IP address ranges
    IP address ranges
    Field Description
    Name Enter a descriptive name.
    Type Select the type of range:
    • Include:
    • Exclude: Exclude the IP address range.
    Range Enter the range in an valid format.
    Related list
    MID Servers The MID Servers that can use this IP address range.
  4. Click Save.

What to do next

Open the ALL IP range and configure the MID Servers that you want to use with any set of IP addresses.