The Naming Policy page defines the IP address criteria used to automatically re-assign machines to a different machine group. Each machine group can be assigned multiple naming policies.
Naming policies can also force the renaming of a machine ID, if the machine ID name doesn't match the computer name, reducing confusion when administering managed machines.
Assigning machines to machine groups by IP addresses has the following benefits:
Optionally check the Connection Gateway checkbox and enter the connection gateway IP address. The connection gateway is typically the WAN address of the managed machine. This rule can be applied independently to a group ID. The managed machine must have this IP address as its connection gateway to be automatically assigned to the group ID.
Optionally check the IP Range checkbox and enter an IP address range, such as
Force machine ID to always be computer name
Optionally check the Force machine ID to always be computer name checkbox to force each machine ID name to match its corresponding computer name. This rule can be applied independently to a group ID.
Note: Machines are renamed to the new group ID at their next full check-in. The quick check-in cycle does not trigger a rename. To rename a group of machines quickly using Naming Policy, schedule the
Click Update to apply the naming policy to the selected machine group. The system immediately begins enforcing the group ID’s new rule as machines check into the KServer.
Click Add to add a new naming policy to existing naming policies for a selected machine group.
Note: Each machine group can be assigned multiple naming policies. Use this capability to automatically assign machines with different IP address ranges to the same machine group.
Click Clear to remove the naming policy from a machine group. The system immediately stops applying the rule for the machine group.
This column lists the machine groups defined for the system. Select the radio button beside a Machine Group before updating, adding or clearing a naming policy.
Displays the connection gateway assigned to the machine group.
Displays the IP ranges assigned to the the machine groups.
Force Machine ID
Displays a check mark if Force machine ID to always be computer name is enabled for a machine group.