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 beginRole 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 Navigate to MID Server > IP Ranges. Click New. Fill out the form fields (see table). Figure 1. 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. Click Save. What to do nextOpen the ALL IP range and configure the MID Servers that you want to use with any set of IP addresses. Map an IP address to a DNS nameIf the MID Server manages resources within defined IP ranges, all host servers must have their DNS names mapped to an IP address.