IP Address node

IP Address node

An IP Address node represents an IPv4 or IPv6 address of a host or a device.

IP Address node lifecycle

The following section describes the scenarios in which an IP Address node is created, updated or destroyed.

Creation

An IP Address node is created in the datastore when a host, network device, printer, or SNMP managed device is scanned successfully. The new IP Address node will only be created if one with the same key does not already exist as a child of that node.

Update

An IP Address node is updated every time the parent host or a device is scanned successfully with sufficient credentials to run the discovery command.

Removal

To remove an IP Address node manually, find the necessary IP Address node, select it in the list and pick Destroy from the Actions list.
An IP Address node is automatically destroyed if it is not seen on a subsequent scan of its parent host or device. This is an Authoritative Removal type, see Authoritative Removal. The IP Address node is also destroyed when its parent host or device is destroyed. This is a Containment Removal type because an IP Address cannot exist without its parent host or device, see Containment Removal. For information on the destruction of Host nodes, see Host node lifecycle.

IP Address node attributes

The attributes and relationships on an IP Address node are described in the tables below.

UI Name
Attribute Name and Type

Description

Not displayed in UI
key string

Unique key.

Name
name string

Name of the IP Address. This is of the form IP number on host.

Type
type string

IP address type (IPv4 or IPv6).

IP Address
ip_addr string

IP address in canonical form.

Broadcast Address
broadcast string

IPv4 broadcast address.

Netmask
netmask string

IPv4 subnet mask.

Prefix
prefix string

IPv6 prefix in canonical (CIDR) form.

Prefix Length
prefix_length int

IPv6 prefix length in bits.

Link Local
link_local boolean

Whether it is an IPv6 link local address.

Site Local
site_local boolean

Whether it is an IPv6 site local address.

FQDNs
fqdns list:string

Fully Qualified Domain Names.

Interface Aliases
interface_aliases list:string

The interface alias on platforms that report addresses in this way.

Temporary
temporary boolean

Indicates a temporary IPv6 address where this can be detected/reported.

Zone
zone string

The name of the zone this address is in.

Virtual Server
server string

Name of the virtual server that uses this address.

IP Address node relationships

The relationships on an IP Address node are described in the table below.

Destination

Relationship

Description

Host

IPAddress:
IPv4Address:
DeviceAddress:
DeviceWithAddress:
Host

The host that this IPv4 address belongs to.

Host

IPAddress:
IPv6Address:
DeviceAddress:
DeviceWithAddress:
Host

The host that this IPv6 address belongs to.

Network Device

IPAddress:
IPv4Address:
DeviceAddress:
DeviceWithAddress:
NetworkDevice

The network device that this IPv4 address belongs to.

Network Device

IPAddress:
IPv6Address:
DeviceAddress:
DeviceWithAddress:
NetworkDevice

The network device that this IPv6 address belongs to.

Printer

IPAddress:
IPv4Address:
DeviceAddress:
DeviceWithAddress:
Printer

The printer that this IPv4 address belongs to.

Printer

IPAddress:
IPv6Address:
DeviceAddress:
DeviceWithAddress:
Printer

The printer that this IPv6 address belongs to.

SNMP Managed Device

IPAddress:
IPv4Address:
DeviceAddress:
DeviceWithAddress:
SNMPManagedDevice

The SNMP managed device that this IPv4 address belongs to.

SNMP Managed Device

IPAddress:
IPv6Address:
DeviceAddress:
DeviceWithAddress:
SNMPManagedDevice

The SNMP managed device that this IPv6 address belongs to.

Management Controller

IPAddress:
IPv4Address:
DeviceAddress:
DeviceWithAddress:
ManagementController

The Management Controller that this IPv4 address belongs to.

Management Controller

IPAddress:
IPv6Address:
DeviceAddress:
DeviceWithAddress:
ManagementController

The Management Controller that this IPv6 address belongs to.

Storage Device

IPAddress:
IPv4Address:
DeviceAddress:
DeviceWithAddress:
StorageDevice

The storage device that this IPv4 address belongs to.

Storage Device

IPAddress:
IPv6Address:
DeviceAddress:
DeviceWithAddress:
StorageDevice

The storage device that this IPv6 address belongs to.

Subnet

IPAddress:
DeviceOnSubnet:
DeviceSubnet:
Subnet:
Subnet

The subnet that this IP address belongs to.

Network Interface

IPAddress:
IPv4Address:
InterfaceAddress:
InterfaceWithAddress:
NetworkInterface

The network interfaces that this IPv4 address belongs to.

Network Interface

IPAddress:
IPv6Address:
InterfaceAddress:
InterfaceWithAddress:
NetworkInterface

The network interfaces that this IPv6 address belongs to.

Discovered IP Address

IPAddress:
InferredElement:
Inference:
Primary:
DiscoveredIPAddress

Primary Inference.

Discovered FQDNs

IPAddress:
InferredElement:
Inference:
Contributor:
DiscoveredFQDN

Contributor Inference.

Was this page helpful? Yes No Submitting... Thank you

Comments