Settings

The “Settings” menu item contains 7 submenus:

  • Global Settings;
  • WMI;
  • LDAP AD;
  • Users;
  • Notification configurations;
  • License;
  • About program.

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Submenu “Global settings”

Language
The language of the web interface of the program. The program is currently translated into two languages: Russian (RU) and English (EN). Default: EN.
Number of snmp poll threads
The number of threads used to poll network devices via SNMP protocol concurrently. Default: 10.
Number of snmp connection attempts
The number of connection attempts to poll a particular network device via SNMP protocol. Default: 2.
Snmp timeout
The time to wait for a response from the network device in milliseconds when it is polled via SNMP protocol. Default: 3000.
Collect arp tables
If this option is enabled, the ARP tables will be collected from network devices and an IPv4 address will be written to network report. Default: Enabled.
Collect ipv6 neighbor tables
If this option is enabled, the neighbor tables will be collected from network devices and an IPv6 address will be written to network report. Default: Off.
Use dns
If this option is enabled, DNS reverse queries will be performed to resolve hostnames of endpoints during snmp poll. Ip addresses will be taken from arp and neighbor tables of network devices. Default: Enabled.
Number of DNS threads
The number of threads used to resolve names concurrently. Default: 50.
Network devices information update period
The time period in seconds after which the state of ports, vlans of network devices will be updated. Also uptime, sysName, sysDescr, sysObjectId of network devices will be updated. If a network device does not respond to SNMP requests, a record will be written to network device logs. If the device becomes available again, a record will be written to network device logs. Also, if notification configurations are configured, notifications will be sent when the status of the network device changes. 0-Disable. Default: 120.
Wmi poll enabled
Enable poll via WMI protocol for IP addresses. The option will be used only if the time of the “Reports update period” option is not null. Default: Off.
Number of wmi poll threads
The number of threads used to poll IP addresses via WMI protocol concurrently. Default: 1000.
Number of wmi query attempts
The number of connection attempts to poll a specific IP address via WMI protocol. Default: 3.
Wmi query timeout
The time to wait for a response from a specific IP address in milliseconds when it is polled via WMI. Default: 30000.
Ip addresses origin for wmi poll
Arp and neighbor tables of network devices - ip addresses for poll via WMI protocol will be obtained from arp and neighbor tables of network devices, then these addresses will be filtered using scanned networks from Settings-> WMI-> Scanned networks menu item, then filtered addresses will be polled. Generate based on wmi scanned networks- ip addresses will be generated based on scanned networks from the menu item Settings-> WMI-> Scanned networks, and then they will be polled. Scanned networks from the menu item Settings-> WMI-> Scanned networks with the status “Poll force” will be polled regardless of this option. Default: “Arp and neighbor tables of network devices”.
Enable ping of ip address before wmi query
Ping an IP address before WMI query. Default: Off.
Ping timeout
Ping timeout in milliseconds. Default: 1000.
Number of ping attempts
Number of ping attempts. Ping is successful if at least one response have been received. If no ping attempt succeeds, an IP address will not be queried by WMI. Default: 3.
Enable LDAP active directory users synchronization during wmi poll
If the option is enabled users and their attributes will be synchronized to the program from Active Directory. This option is only valid when the “Wmi poll enabled” and “Reports update period” options are enabled. Default: Off.
Reports update period
The time period in seconds after which network devices will be polled and mac, arp, neighbor tables will be collected. Ip addresses will also be polled via WMI protocol, an LDAP poll will be performed. All reports will be updated. 0 - Disable. Default: 0.

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Submenu “WMI”

WMI credentials tab

WMI credentials – credentials that will be used for the WMI poll of IP addresses (if “Wmi poll enabled” and “Reports update period ” options are enabled in the global settings).

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Table columns:

  • domain;
  • username.

You can add, edit, and delete WMI credentials.

When adding credentials, specify:

Username
Username.
Domain
A domain can be specified both in full and abbreviated form: for example, macmonitor.by or macmonitor. If the domain is not specified, the credentials will be considered the credentials of the local user on the computer. An empty domain should be used only if there are computers in workgroup (not in domain).
Password
User password.
Password confirmation
User password confirmation.

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Note

It is possible to test the credentials using the ip address of the computer, to do this, click the test button and enter the ip address of the computer.

Editing WMI credentials is similar to adding them.

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Removing WMI Credentials: You can select multiple credentials at once and delete them.

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Note

Recommendations:

  • use only two credentials records: first is for domain computers, second is for computers in workgroup, since when polling ip addresses, the credentials will be used in turn until they are suitable, or all will not be used. With a large number of them, WMI polling will take longer.

Scanned network tab

Scanned networks are the ip networks whose ip addresses will be queried during the WMI poll (if “Wmi poll enabled” and “Reports update period” options are enabled in global settings, and there are at least one WMI credentials record).

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Table columns:

  • network;
  • mask/prefix;
  • network status;
  • activated;
  • description.

You can add, edit, and delete scanned networks.

When adding a scanned network, specify:

Network
Ip network.
Network mask
Mask for ipv4 network, prefix for ipv6 network.
Network status
“Poll” - ip addresses in this network will be polled depending on the option “Ip addresses origin for wmi poll” in Global Settings, “poll force” - ip addresses in this network will be polled regardless of global settings (option “Ip addresses origin for wmi poll” in Global Settings), “not poll “- ip addresses in this network will not be polled. Networks with the status “not poll” have priority over networks with the status “poll force” and “poll”.
Activated
Activated.
Description
Description.

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Editing a network is similar to adding it.

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Delete scanned networks: You can select multiple networks at once and delete them.

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Note

Recommendations:

  • use the value “Arp and neighbor tables of network devices” option “Ip addresses origin for wmi poll” in the Global Settings;
  • add records with the status “not poll” for gateways, broadcast addresses, addresses of not windows computers, etc.

Submenu “LDAP AD”

In this submenu you can add, edit, test, delete configurations for poll LDAP servers (Domain Controllers) using the LDAP protocol. LDAP poll occurs after WMI poll to synchronize users and their attributes from Active Directory.

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Table columns:

  • details;
  • description;
  • activated.

When adding LDAP configurationr, specify:

Username
Username in the format name@Domain.
Password
User password.
Password confirmation
User password confirmation.
Search base
Search base.
Primary ldap server
Ip address or host name of the primary ldap server.
Primary ldap server port
Primary ldap server port.
Primary ldap server ssl use
Primary ldap server ssl use.
Secondary ldap server
Secondary ldap server (optional field).
Secondary ldap server port
Secondary ldap server port (optional field).
Secondary ldap server ssl use
Secondary ldap server ssl use (optional field).
Connection timeout
Connection timeout in seconds.
Full username Ldap attribute
Full username Ldap attribute. The default value is displayName.
User phone ldap attribute
User phone ldap attribute. The default value is telephoneNumber.
Description
Description (optional field).
Activated
Activated.

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It is possible to test the LDAP configuration. To do this, click the test button when you add it.

Editing LDAP configurations is similar to adding them.

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Delete LDAP configurations: You can select multiple configurations at once and delete them.

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Note

Recommendations:

  • use LDAP ports 3268, 3269 (global catalog ports) instead of 389, 636.
  • when using ldaps (the active flag “Primary/Secondary ldap server ssl use”), the settings for truststore are required. Java launch with Djavax.net.ssl.trustStore, Djavax.net.ssl.trustStorePassword options are required.

Submenu «Users»

In this submenu, you can add, edit, and delete users of the program. Also users password can be changed. Groups and notification configurations can be assigned to users.

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Table columns:

  • login name;
  • email – e-mail to notify the user;
  • description;
  • groups -groups, which a user is member of;
  • notification configurations.

When the program is installed, user admin, a member of the Administrators group, with the admin password will be available. The admin user cannot be deleted and it’s group cannot be changed, but it is possible (necessary) to change its password.

Each user can be a member of the following groups:

Administrators
Full functionality of the program is available to this group.
Editors
This group does not have access to Global settings, WMI settings, LDAP configurations, user settings, notification configurations, license request file generation, license activation file setup.
Users
This groups doesn’t do the same as the editors group, as well as any changes to network devices, port commutation, device groups, locations, deleting users and computers in reports. There is the only possibility to affect the data change in the program: Run SNMP, WMI, DNS, LDAP poll by clicking “Update” in submenu Reports → Network.

When adding a user, specify:

  • Login name;
  • New password;
  • Confirm new password;
  • Groups;
  • Notification configurations (optional);
  • email (optional);
  • Description (optional).

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Editing users is similar to adding them.

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Change password: any user who is a member of the Administrators group can change any user’s password.

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Assign groups: You can select multiple users at once and assign groups to them.

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Assign notification configurations: You can select multiple users at once and assign notification configurations to them.

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Delete users: You can select multiple users at once and delete them.

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Submenu “Notification configurations”

There is an ability to configure receiving notifications about the availability/unavailability of network devices and endpoints. Notifications can be send to email.

Notification configurations can be added, tested (send a test message to work of a notification configuration), edited and deleted.

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Table columns:

  • name;
  • activated;
  • details.

When adding a notification configuration, you must specify:

Name
The name of the notification configuration.
SMTP server
Hostname or ip address of the SMTP server.
SMTP server port
SMTP server port (25 - for SMTP, 465 - for SMTP SSL/TLS).
SMTP email
email recipient.
Connection timeout
Connection timeout in seconds.
Number of concurrent connections
The number of concurrent connections to the smtp server.
Connection security
Note that the validity of the server certificate is not checked for the encrypted connection.
Authentication
Authentication (optional field).
SMTP user
SMTP user (optional field, only if authentication is enabled).
SMTP user password
SMTP user password ( optional field, only if authentication is enabled).
Activated
Activated.

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Note

You can send test email. To do this, click the test button when adding an notification configuration.

Editing a notification configuration is similar to adding it.

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Delete notification configurations: You can select multiple notification configurations at once and delete them.

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Submenu “License”

License information tab

This tab contains information about the license activation file installed for the trial and commercial license.

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Description of table fields:

License type
Free, trial, commercial.
Temporary
Yes - the license is limited in time, no - the license is not limited in time.
License identifier
The unique identifier of the trial or commercial license.
Organization
The name of the organization that has been given a trial or commercial license.
Email
The corporate e-mail address of the contact person of the organization that has been given a trial or commercial license.
Maximum number of monitored ports
The maximum simultaneous number of ports on which mac addresses are monitored.
Maximum number of monitored computers
The maximum simultaneous number of computers monitored via WMI protocol.
Expiration date
The expiration date of the temporary license.
Generation date
The date when the license activation file was generated.
Current date
Current date.
Allowed ip addresses
IP addresses that a computer with a program allowed to have on its network interface (for trial and commercial licenses).
Real ip addresses
IP addresses that the computer has with the program on its network interface (for trial and commercial licenses).
Ip addresses match
Check that real ip addresses include allowed ip addresses (for trial and commercial licenses). If the value is not, then the number of monitored ports will be limited to ten and the number of monitored computers will be limited to ten.

Generate license request tab

On this tab, you can generate a license request file for the subsequent receipt of a trial or commercial license activation file.

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When generating the license request file, the following fields must be filled:

Organization
The name of your organization;
Email
Corporate e-mail of the contact person of your organization;
Number of monitored ports / number of monitored computers
Desired number of monitored ports / Desired number of monitored computers;
Allowed ip addresses
Non-editable field, ip addresses of the network interfaces of the computer where Network MACMonitor is installed. The allowed number of ipv4 addresses is 1, the allowed number of ipv6 addresses is 2. If there are more addresses, you must correctly configure the network interfaces of the computer where the program is installed so that the limits are not exceeded, and only then generate a license request file.

After the request file has been generated, it should be sent to the email address info@macmonitor.by and you should wait for the license activation file to be sent to email specified in request.

Install license tab

On this tab, it is possible to install a trial or a commercial license activation file. To do this, select the file and click install.

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Submenu “About program”

About program tab

The tab contains brief information about the program.

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Term of use tab

The tab contains the End-User License Agreement.

Third-party components information tab

The tab contains information about third-party components and their licenses.