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Creating a Network Agent switching rule by network location

8 April 2024

ID 10807

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Network Agent-switching by network location is available only on devices running Windows and macOS.

To create a rule for Network Agent switching from one Administration Server to another if network settings change:

  1. In the console tree, select the administration group containing the devices for which you need to create a Network Agent switching rule by the network location description.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • If you want to create a rule for all devices in the group, go to the group workspace and select a Network Agent policy on the Policies tab. Open the properties window of the selected policy.
    • If you want to create a rule for a device selected from a group, go to the group workspace, select the device on the Devices tab, and perform the following actions:
      1. Open the properties window of the selected device.
      2. In the Applications section of the device properties window, select Network Agent.
      3. Open the Network Agent properties window.
  3. In the Properties window that opens, in the Connectivity section, select the Connection profiles subsection.
  4. In the Network location settings section, click the Add button.
  5. In the New description window that opens, configure the network location description and switching rule. Specify the following network location description settings:
    • Network location description name
    • Use connection profile
  6. In the Switch conditions section, click the Add button to create a list of network location description conditions.

    The conditions in a rule are combined by using the logical AND operator. To trigger a switching rule by the network location description, all of the rule switching conditions must be met.

  7. In the drop-down list, select the value that corresponds to the change in characteristics of the network to which the client device is connected:
    • Default connection gateway address—The address of the main network gateway has changed.
    • DHCP server address—The IP address of the network Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server has changed.
    • DNS domain—The DNS suffix of the subnet has changed.
    • DNS server address—The IP address of the network DNS server has changed.
    • Windows domain accessibility (Windows only)—Changes the status of the Windows domain to which the client device is connected. Use this setting only for devices running Windows.
    • Subnet—Changes the subnet address and mask.
    • WINS server address (Windows only)—The IP address of the network WINS server has changed. Use this setting only for devices running Windows.
    • Name resolvability—The DNS or NetBIOS name of the client device has changed.
    • SSL connection address accessibility—The client device can or cannot (depending on the option that you select) establish an SSL connection with a specified Server (name:port). For each server, you can additionally specify an SSL certificate. In this case, the Network Agent verifies the Server certificate in addition to checking the capability of an SSL connection. If the certificate does not match, the connection fails.
  8. In the window that opens, specify the condition for Network Agent to be switched to another Administration Server. The name of the window depends on the value selected during the previous step. Specify the following settings of the switching condition:
  9. In the New description window, select the Description enabled option to enable the use of the new network location description.

A new switching rule by the network location description is created; any time its conditions are met, the Network Agent uses the connection profile specified in the rule to connect to the Administration Server.

The network location descriptions are checked for a match to the network layout in the order of their appearance in the list. If a network matches several descriptions, the first one will be used. You can change the order of rules on the list using the Up button () and Down button ().

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