Agent Configuration - Interface Management

Description

By default, a NetBeez agent comes configured with DHCP enabled. Once an agent is plugged into the network, has obtained a DHCP address, and reports back to the central server, the user can assign a static IP address. It is recommended that permanent monitoring agents are configured with a static IP address in order to increase resiliency in case of issues with the network and/or DHCP servers.
 
Warning: Before changing the IP settings on an agent, it is recommended to pause all the tests running on that agent. Once the reconfiguration of the IP settings has been successfully completed, all the paused tests can be resumed. 
 
 
 
Procedure

To open the Interface Management panel, access the Agent Details panel and then open the Agent Settings menu by clicking the cog icon.
 
 
To change the eth0 configuration:
  1. Click the eht0 tab.
  2. To enable or disable DHCP select the ON/OFF toggle.
  3. If DHCP is set to OFF, configure the required fields (unless otherwise specified):
    1. IP Address
    2. Subnet Mask
    3. DNS Server 1
    4. DNS Server 2 (optional)
    5. Gateway
  4. Speed/Duplex by default is set to Auto/Auto. Select the desired static configuration if needed*.
  5. Click on Save Settings when completed**.

To change the wlan0 configuration (wireless agents only):

  1. click the wlan0 tab.
  2. To enable or disable DHCP select the ON/OFF toggle.
  3. If DHCP is set to OFF, configure the required fields (unless otherwise specified):
    1. IP Address
    2. Subnet Mask
    3. DNS Server 1
    4. DNS Server 2 (optional)
    5. Gateway
  4. You can assign a different wireless profile to the wireless agent.  To manage wireless profiles, see Settings - Wireless Profiles.
  5. Specify the band, frequency, and BSSID.
  6. Click on Save Settings when completed**.
* Make sure that the speed/duplex settings are consistent with the switch port configuration. Incorrect speed/duplex settings may cause lost of connectivity to the agent and/or unreliable test data.
 
** Changing the IP settings of an agent will cause a temporarily loss of connectivity between the server and the agent.
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