The Sites Lookup in the Cisco CDR app is a file based lookup that ships empty and is designed to be customized by the customer. The primary key is a subnet in CIDR notation.
This is an optional feature to configure, and the app will work without it. However most folks with more than one physical location find it extremely useful.
Adding, Editing and Removing Sites
The page is found at our app’s Settings/Define sites menu item.
For the most part, these pages are straightforward. The About tab gives you some additional information and specific instructions for some fields, so you might want to read through that.
The two tabs Edit/Delete sites and Add New Site work as expected, though there are two notes: On Edit/Delete sites you can only edit a single row at a time so click save on each row before editing the next one. When you Add a New Site the form keeps your existing values so that you can quickly edit that and add minor variations — so be careful not to click Add twice in a row on a particular site.
To use CSV files to upload these, start first by downloading a copy from Download CSV so you have the right format and structure. And note that Upload CSV will completely overwrite your previous entries so make sure they’re all included!
Lastly, the Find Sites to add tab will look through a particular time frame and find any IP addresses that do NOT match existing sites entries. It’s a quick way to see what’s left over or unaccounted for in your sites listings. It is also a great way to sanity check additions/changes as you make them.
- Subnets are entered into the Sites lookup in CIDR notation (like “10.11.0.0/16”)
- Nested subnets *are* supported. That means you can include both more and less specific network overlaps, and the app will ‘do the right thing’ and use the most specific matching entry available.
In practice this means you can throw up some extremely broad subnets on day 1, and then iteratively add many smaller subnet blocks more slowly to further define out specific areas as needed.
- If you have an IPAM solution, or your network folks keep a spreadsheet, there are many ways to import that and use it as well.
If you haven’t already, you might review the User Documentation for Locations (specifically sites) to learn more about how users will use these fields, or even our product page on Location & Site Analysis.
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