Menu path: UMS Administration > Global Configuration > Device Network Settings

Configuration of the System Information Update

Update system information on selection of a device

The system information of the device will be read in again as soon as the device is selected. (Default)

The system Information from the last update will be shown.

Advanced Device's Status Updates

Devices send updates

The devices report changes in their advanced status. (Default)

The only thing that is displayed is whether a device is online or offline.

Automatic Registration

Enable automatic registration (without MAC address import): This option is provided for the following scenario: The MAC addresses were already imported before the devices were added to the UMS database. As a result, preparations such as creating profiles can be made before the devices are delivered. If the option is enabled, each device will automatically receive the intended settings after it has logged on for the first time.

Further information regarding the importing of devices can be found under Import Devices.

Each device that contacts the UMS will automatically be registered in the UMS database.

A device that contacts the UMS will not be automatically registered. (Default)

Device Requests

Maximum number of concurrent threads for device requests: Defines the number of concurrent device requests that are accepted by the UMS. (Default: 50)

If you require higher performance and high availability, you can use IGEL UMS High Availability (HA).

Queue limit:

No limit: Additional request will have to wait until a thread is available. (Default)

Queue size: Defines the queue size. Additional threads that exceed the queue size will be rejected. (Default value: 0)

Adjust Names of Devices

Adjust UMS-internal names if network name has been changed

If the network name of the device is changed, the UMS-internal name will be set to the new network name.

The UMS-internal name will not be set to the network name of the device. (Default)

Adjust network name if UMS-internal name has been changed

If the UMS-internal name of the device is changed, the network name of the device will be set to the new UMS-internal name.

If you enable Naming Convention, the input of non-standard characters for Prefix will be limited.

The network name of the device will not be set to the UMS-internal name. (Default)

Naming Convention

Enable naming convention for new devices

The UMS-internal names of the devices will be formed from the prefix and a consecutive number.

The names of the devices will not be allocated in accordance with the naming convention. (Default)

Prefix: Prefix for automatically allocating names. The prefix can be between 1 and 7 characters long; if no prefix is specified, the default prefix "UMS-" will automatically be added.

If Adjust network name if UMS-internal name has been changed has been enabled, the input of non-standard characters is limited. Example: "&", "/", "!", etc. will not be accepted.

To comply with the network naming standard, a prefix

  • must contain letters or numbers: "A" to "Z", "a" to "z", or "0" to "9".
  • can start or end with a letter or a number: "A" to "Z", "a" to "z", or "0" to "9".
  • can contain a dash "-" but must not start with it.

If Adjust network name if UMS-internal name has been changed is enabled after a non-standard character has been entered under Prefix, a warning dialog will appear:

Confirm the dialog after the countdown only if you are sure that your devices will be reachable with new network names based on the prefix entered.

Minimum digits: Minimum number of digits for the consecutive number added to the prefix. The digits not allocated will be filled with zeros. Examples: If 2 is selected, the consecutive number of the first device will be 01, if 3 is selected, the consecutive number will be 001 and so on.

If the number of devices exceeds the value defined here, the numbering will simply continue without an error occurring.

Preview: Displays the current naming convention comprising a prefix and a consecutive number with the number of digits specified under Minimum digits.

Rename all devices: All devices registered in the UMS will be renamed in accordance with the naming convention using the existing numeration.

Rename and renumber all devices: All devices will be renamed in accordance with the naming convention, this will result in continuous, end-to-end numbering. All names will be reallocated. If numbers have become free because devices were taken out of service, these numbers will be used for other devices.