Changing device properties
Host name or address
Computer's network name or address. The value of this field is the starting point for all network functions of the program. The field is case-insensitive.
Name on the map
As the program scans network, to all computers that it finds it assigns labels: the icon and some text - computer's network name. You can optionally change the name by selecting the item Rename on the context menu and then editing the name on the map (Fig. 1).
Fig. 1: The Change properties window (adding new device).
The program supports storing several IP addresses for one network device (Fig. 1). This feature can be useful for devices with several network interfaces: servers, routers, firewalls, etc. If you want to monitor all the device's IP addresses, create several checks, one per address. When you create a monitoring check, the program will allow you to select a necessary address from the drop-down list.
To any map object, you can assign device type (server, domain, laptop, workstation, firewall, etc.) The device will be displayed with the icon corresponding with the selected type.
You can insert clickable links to other network maps using the "Link to map" device type. When you select this device type, you will be able to configure a network map's filename. The map will be opened when you click the device icon. Thus, you can work with several maps and link them to each other.
Change host name (address) in alert settings
If you are changing device's host address, this setting affects on checks associated with this device. Old checking host address remains in check settings if the tick is off. Otherwise, checking address will change too.
Do not check (Always on)
Such devices are not checked and they are always highlighted as being switched on (use for hubs non-network printers and other passive equipment).
Check host right after adding
You can force checking new host right after its adding instead of waiting next background pinging cycle.
In this section, you can set parameters necessary for obtaining data from a device over SNMP. When creating a network map, these fields are filled automatically where possible. The enabled Agent is present parameter indicates that the device has an active SNMP agent. Community is a kind of a password for accessing data over SNMP. By default, it's normally public. These parameters are used when performing the functions Switch Connection Table, SNMP information (in LANState Pro), etc.
Fig. 2: The Change properties window (SNMP settings).
You can add your comment to the item on the list (up to 250 characters), which will appear on the tip for the object. For more convenience and to speed up entering comments, the software allows selecting attributes from the list. The list of attributes can be expanded with new entries.
These attributes can be used in the Actions context menu and substituted to the command line parameters of applications being run using the Actions menu. To do this, use the special keys (such as %C-password%). Learn more here...
Fig. 3: The Change properties window (comments).
LANState Pro only: If you do not want the comment to be shown on a web map, select the "Do not display the comments on the web map" option.