Network Segments

A network segment is a range of IP addresses that can be used to group computers and mobile devices based on their network location. Network segments can be class B or class C subnets, or any IP range therein.

Adding network segments to the JSS allows you to do the following:

  • Ensure that computers and mobile devices use the closest distribution point by default.

  • Ensure that computers use the closest NetBoot server by default.

  • Specify a software update server for computers to use by default.

  • Automatically update the building and department to which computers and mobile devices belong.

  • Base the scope of remote management tasks on network segments.

If a computer belongs to multiple network segments, the JSS uses the network segment with the fewest IP addresses. If the number of IP addresses in each network segment is equal, the JSS uses the network segment with the lowest starting IP address.

Adding a Network Segment

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/16433013/Settings_icon.png .

  3. Click Network Organization.

  4. Click Network Segments images/download/thumbnails/16433013/Network_Segments.png .

  5. Click New images/download/thumbnails/16433013/New_icon.png .

  6. Configure the network segment using the settings on the pane.

  7. Click Save.

Related Information

For related information, see the following section in this guide:

Scope
Learn how to configure scope based on network segments.

For related information, see the following Knowledge Base article:

Using the JSS Subnet Importer
Find out how to use the JSS Subnet Importer to import a CSV file that contains network segment information into the JSS.

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