RUM Console ► Reporting Configuration ► Sites

Creating site definitions manually enables you to monitor specific networks that use both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

To add a new site:

  1. Open the site definition screen

    From the RUM Console top menu, choose Devices and Connections ► Manage Devices, then choose Open configuration from the context menu for your server on the Devices screen. Finally, on the Server Configuration screen, choose Sites from the menu.

    Note:

    All manual sites defined through external files are of type External. This type of site cannot be removed or modified through the RUM Console user interface.
  2. Optional: Add areas and regions.

    The sites are geographicaly situated using the Region -> Area -> Site hierarchy. Before adding a site, you need to create a region and area the site belongs to. Type in the region name, and click Add. The region name appears in the table. Click the name to move to the Areas tab. Do the same for the area, completing the process on the Sites tab.

  3. Add a site.

    When in the Sites, type in the site name and click Add. Site names can contain spaces but cannot contain special characters such as “&” or “*”.

  4. Optional: Select region and area.

    You can select a region and area from the list.

  5. Optional: Select the User Defined Link check box.

    This check box enables you to select a manually defined site as a UDL, which will make it appear on the CAS Network Link Overview 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 Link Overview 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 Link Overview reports to allow access to the historical data already stored in the report server database.

  6. Optional: Select the WAN Optimized Link check box.

    This check box enables you to select a manually defined 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.

  7. Optional: Specify the User Defined Link speeds.

    Specify the incoming and outgoing link speeds in bits per second (bps). For example, if your link speed is 10 mbps, type in 10000000.

  8. Specify a set of IP addresses or a range of IP addresses in the IP Addresses field.

    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.
  9. Optional: Add a comment in the Comment field.

    For each site, in addition to the site name, you can add a comment that is displayed on the list of sites.

  10. Click OK.

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