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Creating Address list segments


This page describes how to create an Address list segment. Segments of this type include only the assets that you specify by providing a subnet range, an IP address range, or by listing individual devices using their IP address, DNS name, or NetBIOS name.

To create an Address list segment:

  1. In the left navigation sidebar, choose Network.

  2. In the Network section, click on the Segments tile.

  3. Click the + New Segment button.

  4. Select the Address list icon and click Next to open the new segment's configuration parameters.

  5. In the Audit Service field, click the down arrow and choose a previously deployed Audit Service instance.

    If none of the registered services apply for your segment, click Download Alloy Audit Service to download a new Audit Service, and then run the installation package on a computer inside the domain or address list you want to scan. Once the Alloy Audit Service is successfully installed, it will appear in the list above, so you can select it and proceed with the configuration.

  6. The Name of the new segment is assigned automatically, but you can edit it if necessary.

  7. In the Address List field specify the Address list you want to scan, which can consist of single IP addresses, IP ranges, subnet ranges, DNS names, or NetBIOS names. Additionally, you have the option to configure additional settings such as Auto tag and Use NetBIOS.

    By default, AlloyScan uses NetBIOS, a networking protocol designed to facilitate communication between devices within a local area network. However, if your requirements dictate, you can disable this feature.

  8. Expand the Credentials and provide credentials for accessing computers and devices within the segment. Depending on the device type and the operating system it runs, provide credentials in the following sections: Windows, Linux and macOS, Hypervisor, or SNMP. For details on various credentials, refer to Segment audit credentials.

  9. Creating a Scan schedule is entirely optional at this stage. You can opt to continue without setting a schedule by clicking Continue without a schedule. Alternatively, if you prefer to establish a schedule, you can choose the scan frequency from options like Daily, Weekly, or Monthly and specify the details accordingly.

  10. The last stage Let's get started! Discover where to find the results allows you to review where find the discovered devices.

    After creating the segment, it will be visible in the Network section and can be scanned on demand. Following the first scan, all discovered devices will be listed within the segment. You can then select specific devices for a detailed audit, and audited devices will be automatically added to the Inventory section. Discovered software will be available in the Software section. A toggle option allows you to automatically scan the new segment after its creation, with this feature enabled by default.

  11. To finalize the process, click Create.