Step 6 - Networks

Define networks within your organisation

Overview

Megamon uses networks to monitor hosts that are located within that network and reserve networks for future use. When you define networks you can bind them to a particular site and record network descriptions, notes, and vLANS.

Networks are searchable, which allows both experienced and new staff to quickly locate individual networks for even the largest of organisations.

During the self-discovery stage of the installation process, Megamon fetches the IP address that has been assigned to it (either through DHCP or statically) and adds it as a network. 

Add a new network

To add a new network, navigate to SettingsNetworks

You can create networks in two ways: individually or by using a Comma Seperated Value (CSV) import. For the CSV import, you can either upload a file or paste CSV text from the clipboard.

Add networks individually

To add networks individually, select Add Network from the Networks page.

Note: Megamon sweeps networks that are marked as Monitor at the next ICMP poll.

Add networks by using a CSV import

To add networks by using a CSV file import, complete the following steps:

  1. Prepare a .csv file in the following format:
    oct1,oct2,oct3,oct4,bits,vlan,site,description,notes,reserved (0/1),monitor (0/1),icmp retry, dhcp start, dhcp end, dhcp group id, alarm delay, as num, p2p

    Not all of the above values are required. At a minimum, provide the following values:
    oct1,oct2,oct3,oct4,bits 

    The following example represents a full network import:
    192,168,5,20,24,0,DEMO,Comms Network,This is xcorp’s internal network,0,1,5,40,250,Gateways,0,0,1

  2. Either copy the CSV values to the clipboard or save them into a file.
  3. In Megamon, select Import Networks via CSV.
  4. Either paste the CSV values from the clipboard or upload your CSV file.