Assigning IP addresses to Computers and Inventory Items

You can manually assign an IP address to a computer that you have manually added to the database, or to a network device. You can assign several different IP addresses if, for example, a computer has multiple network cards. In this case, however, one of those addresses should be marked as primary.

The primary IP address can be shown in the Computers and Inventory Items grids. If you use any network utilities to communicate with computers or hardware network devices (inventory items) from within Alloy Navigator Express (for details, see Using Integrations, these utilities use the primary IP address of a computer or inventory item to connect to it.

Manually assigned IP addresses are marked as manual, i.e. their Manual field are set to TRUE. However, you can modify the Manual value as needed.

If you do not enter a computer's IP address, it can be automatically added during the next audit data upload from Network Inventory. When the audit data is uploaded, the IP address of the computer identified during the audit is stored as computer's primary IP address.

You can manage IP addresses as follows:

  • ClosedTo assign an IP address to a Computer or Inventory Item:

    1. Open the Computer or Inventory Item record.

    2. Click the Configuration tab.

    3. Under IP Addresses, click Attach IP.

    4. If you want to associate this IP address with an existing Network record, select the Network from the drop-down list.

    5. Enter the IP address as follows:

      • If the computer or device actually has a working IP address, enter it in the IP Address field on the General tab.

    or

      • If you chose the Network on the previous step, you can auto-generate the IP address by clicking Suggest IP. Alloy Navigator Express will use the next unassigned IP address in the network range.

    1. Optional: Type in additional information in the Notes field.

    2. Click OK.

  • ClosedTo release an IP address from a Computer or Inventory Item:

    1. Open the Computer or Inventory Item record.

    2. Click the Configuration tab.

    3. Under IP Addresses, select the IP address to release and click Release IP.

  • ClosedTo mark an IP address as primary:

    1. Open the Computer or Inventory Item record.

    2. Click the Configuration tab.

    3. Under IP Addresses, select the IP address and click Set Primary IP Address. Alloy Navigator Express will delete all other non-manual IP addresses that were previously assigned to this record.

  • ClosedTo mark an IP address as manual or clear the Manual field:

    1. Open the Computer or Inventory Item record.

    2. Click the Configuration tab.

    3. Under IP Addresses, right-click the IP address and select Set Manual from the pop-up menu.

    To clear the Manual field, use the Clear Manual command.