Tagging Nodes

Understanding Tags

A Tag is a custom description that is applied to a Node (MAC + IP) or Device (MAC)to help manage them. One or more identifying Tags can be applied to a node or device. Tags may also be applied automatically through the log function, or used as a grouping condition.

Node Tags apply to a MAC+IP address pair. They are suitable for tracking or applying policy to a specific MAC address and a single IP address that it uses. Because a node tag applies to a MAC+IP address pair, a tag will not follow a device when it changes IP addresses, due to a change in static IP, DHCP assigned IP, or a network segment change. The changed IP address and the MAC address are considered to be a separate node.

In contrast, MAC Tags will apply to all nodes with the specific MAC address. This makes MAC tags ideal for tracking and controlling devices which may regularly change IP addresses, such as DHCP devices, or mobile devices that regularly change networks.

Create Tag

  1. Go to Preferences in the top panel
  2. Go to Properties > Tag
  3. Click Tasks > Create
  4. For Name, type unique name
  5. For Description, describe what this Tag is for
  6. For Color, click choose desired color and click OK
  7. For Schedule, this is optional for Lifetime and Expiration
  8. For Administrator Role, ** click ** Checkbox if this is Tag will be assigned to a Administrator
  9. Click Save

(Click Checkbox for Administrator Role to allow Administrators in list to apply Tags)

Tag for Individual Node

  1. Go to Management > Node in the top panel
  2. Find and click on desired IP address of Node
  3. Click Add tag menu bottom left in the panel
  4. Find and click Checkbox of desired Tag (You can choose more then one)
  5. Click Save
  6. Click Update

Tag for Multiple Nodes

  1. Go to Management > Node in the top panel
  2. Find and click Checkbox of desired Nodes
  3. Click Tasks > Node and Device > Edit Node Tags
  4. Select Assign Selected Tags from the drop-down in the upper left corner of the Edit Tag Settings panel
  5. Find and click Checkbox of desired Tag (You can choose more then one)
  6. Click Save

Note

In this panel you can select options from the drop-down to edit current Tag Settings.

Tag for MAC

  1. Go to Management > Node in the top panel
  2. Click IP address of the desired MAC Address

Under IPAM tab, MAC Policy

  1. For Tag. Click Add
  2. Find and click Checkbox of desired Tag (You can choose more then one)
  3. Click Save
  4. Click Update

Note

When assigning a tag to a specific MAC address, all nodes with that MAC address will automatically be tagged as well.

Untag for individual Node

  1. Go to Management > Node in the top panel
  2. Find and click on desired IP address of Node
  3. Click Delete for the tag you want to delete in the bottom right corner of the panel.
  4. Click Update

Untag for Multiple Nodes

  1. Go to Management > Node in the top panel
  2. Find and click Checkbox of desired Nodes
  3. Click Tasks > Node and Device > Edit Node Tag Settings
  4. Select Remove Selected Tags from the drop-down in the upper left corner of the Edit Tag Settings panel
  5. Find and click Checkbox of desired Tag (You can choose more then one)
  6. Click Save

Note

Select Remove All Tags to remove all tags from the node.

Untag for MAC

  1. Go to Management > Node in the top panel
  2. Click IP address of the desired MAC Address

Under IPAM tab, MAC Policy

  1. Click Delete for the tag you want to delete in the bottom right corner of the panel.
  2. Click Update

Tagging with Log Filter

You can automatically tag or untag a node when a specific log occurs.