Static Network Objects
Use static network objects to statically group hosts and devices.
Under Static Network Objects, the table displays the static network objects that are defined in the system and gives a summary of their configuration. For further information, see Static Network Objects Settings.
The buttons in last column allow you to edit or delete the respective object.
The IP Addresses and MAC Addresses columns display the number of addresses that are defined as included or excluded for the static network object. Hover the mouse on the entries to display the individual addresses in a tooltip.
To add a new static network object to the system, click the ADD GLOBAL STATIC NETWORK OBJECT button above the overview table.
Static Network Objects Settings
When you add a new static network object or edit an existing one, the settings screen is displayed.
The General section provides the following options:
|Name||Enter the name of the object.|
|Note||Optional: Add a short description of the object.|
The Network Definition section provides the following options:
|Network||Specify where the network object is located by clicking the Internal or External button.|
|IP Addresses||Specify the IP addresses to be Included in the static network object. To define exceptions, specify the IP addresses to be Excluded from the static network object. Enter IP addresses in CIDR notation. The IP addresses have to be separated by commas.|
|MAC Addresses||Specify the MAC addresses of devices to be Included in the static network object. To define exceptions, specify the MAC addresses to be Excluded from the static network object. The MAC addresses have to be separated by commas. To indicate MAC address ranges, leave out pairs of characters while preserving the separating colons starting at the end of the MAC address. For example:
|VLANs||Click into the field and select the VLANs you want to assign to the network object from the list. If you do not select any VLAN, all available VLANs are included. Click ADD VLAN to open the VLAN settings screen and create a new VLAN (see VLANs).|
The buttons at the bottom of the screen allow you to store your changes (SAVE) or to discard them (CANCEL).