IP Allocation Overlay - BlueCat Integrity - 9.5.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

Product name
BlueCat Integrity

The IP Allocation Overlay tree map displays your network structure by configuration, blocks, and networks. Use the tree map to identify which blocks or networks are being used in relation to other blocks or networks. From this tree map, you can acquire information such as the size of the network or block, the percentage of IP address allocation and number of IP addresses used in a particular block or network.

The IP Allocation Overlay provides a visual representation of the entire network in a tree-map orientation, providing instant overview of your IP utilization in blocks and networks. You can also view detailed information for each block or network, including:
  • Description—name of a block or network.
  • Range—IP address range in CIDR notation.
  • Type—the type of the data object selected.
  • Allocation—percentage of IP addresses within the network or block that are assigned.
  • IP Count—number of IP addresses being used.
  • Capacity—total number of IP addresses within the block or network selected.
  • Depth—indicates selected block or network level within your configuration.
  • DNS Deployment Roles—DNS deployment roles assigned in the selected block or network.
  • DNS Deployment Options—DNS deployment options added in the selected block or network.
  • The density of the color for blocks and networks provides a qualitative view of your data. That means different colors don't show any fixed quantitative percentage of IP allocation. For example, if you are comparing a dark blue-colored network with light blue-colored network, this only means that the dark blue-colored network has consumed more IP addresses than the light blue-colored network.
  • The Allocation legend table displays different color schemes in use and the maximum percentage of IP addresses allocated for that color.
  • Each cell represents a block or netowrk.

To view IP Allocation Overlay data:

  1. Select the Administration tab. Tabs remember the page you last worked on, so select the tab again to ensure you're on the Administration page.
  2. Under Data Management, click Visualization.
  3. Click IP Allocation Overlay.
  4. Click on a block or network to display information.
    Placing your cursor over blocks or networks will display the name of the block or network, IP address range and IP allocation percentage. You can zoom in or out the tree map by placing the cursor where you want to zoom in or out, then right-click to zoom in or out.