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 Jamf Pro 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, Jamf Pro uses and updates both IP addresses to distribute content.

Adding a Network Segment

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/86475718/Icon_Settings_Hover.png .

  3. Click Network Organization.

  4. Click Network Segments images/download/thumbnails/86475718/Network_Segments.png .

  5. Click New images/download/thumbnails/86475718/Icon_New_Button.png .

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

  7. Click Save images/download/thumbnails/81531754/floppy-disk.png .

Related Information

For related information, see the following article:

Collecting the IP Address and Reported IP Address in Jamf Pro
Find out about how IP addresses are collected and network segments are calculated.

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