Adding and editing a MAC address to a device - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.2.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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9.2.0

MAC addresses are automatically added to the MAC Addresses list when a DHCP client receives an IP address from a DHCP server under Address Manager control.

You can also add MAC addresses manually in two ways:
  • By adding a MAC address on the MAC tab.
  • By specifying a MAC addresses when assigning an IP address. For more information, refer to Assigning IPv4 addresses.

To add a MAC address on the MAC tab:

  1. From the configuration drop-down menu, select a configuration.
  2. Select the Devices tab. Tabs remember the page on which you last worked, so select the tab again to ensure you're on the Configuration Information page.
  3. Click the MAC tab.
  4. Under MAC Addresses, click New. If you are editing a MAC address, click the name of a MAC address, then click the MAC address name menu and select Edit.
  5. Under General, set the MAC address and name:
    • MAC Addresstype the MAC address in the format nnnnnnnnnnnn, nn-nn-nn-nn-nn-nn, or nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn where nn is a hexadecimal value from 00 to FF.
    • MAC Address Name—type a descriptive name for the MAC address.
  6. Under MAC Pool Association, select a MAC pool for the address:
    • No Association—select if the MAC address isn't to be associated with a MAC pool.
    • Add/Update Association—select to add or update an association between the MAC address and the MAC pool selected in the Pool Name drop-down list. When this option is selected, the Pool Name field is enabled and you can associate any MAC pool with the MAC address. The DENY pool is a default pool provided by Address Manager. You can use this pool to deny specific MAC addresses from obtaining an IP address from a DHCP server. Pools that you define on the MAC tab also appear in this list.
  7. Under Change Control, add comments, if required.
  8. Click Add or click Add Next.
Address Manager will display the MAC address as nn-nn-nn-nn-nn-nn regardless of the format used when adding the MAC address.