Location support - BlueCat Address Manager - 8.3.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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8.3.0

Address Manager v8.2.0 and greater now supports associating objects with a geographic location. This helps organizations with a large global network infrastructure manage their network objects in Address Manager and standardize location information.

BlueCat currently supports the UN/LOCODE (United Nations Code for Trade and Transport Locations) master location group, a geographic coding scheme that was developed and maintained by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

The UN/LOCODE location database is integrated with the Address Manager database. When you install and set up Address Manager the location database is available in the Locations tab by default. You can navigate to a country and a city, and create your own custom child locations under the city location objects to customize your organization location structure. For example, if your office is Toronto, Canada, you can go to Canada > Toronto and create your specific office location object; however, you cannot create, edit, or delete a location object at the master location object level.

UN/LOCODE consists of 10 to 11 pieces of information related to every city in the world. This includes the name of the country and city and a five character code that describes the city. This information helps uniquely identify a city in a standardized manner. For more information about UN/LOCODE, refer to http://www.unece.org/cefact/locode/welcome.html.

The following Address Manager objects can be annotated.
  • IP blocks
  • IP networks
  • IP addresses
  • Servers

Objects can be annotated when you are adding or editing them. Multiple objects can also be annotated with a location.