XEOX is using following scheme to locate hardware and individuals:
You can create a Site and the Subnet (see IPPlan) in one step.
For new hardware, following algorithm will automatically select the site:
Search for a Subnet (IPPlan). If found => use the Site from the Subnet. \ e.g. if the hardware has an IP address from the range 10.1.x.x. it would be assigned to Vienna. If 10.2.x.x it would
be assigned to Klagenfurt. For all other, see step 2.
One Site in your company can be the Default Site. New Hardware would be assigned to this site.
Once you have created a site, you can define Buildings, Floors, Rooms and Racks. In order to add a Building, you have to click on the plus button and add a building. The added building will be a gray tab, in oder to actually assign the site to the building, you have to click on the tag again. Selected tags are blue.
You can create a Rack in a room. This can be used for Network Devices. e.g. Assign a Switch to a Rack:
To create the permanent cabling it is best to start from the Patch Panel. Before you do this, you should create a complete building plan, i.e. all rooms that you want to connect to the Patch Panel should be created first.
Creating the Patch Panels:
Creating the Patch Panels - Ports You can create a range of ports in one step. e.g. A1 til A16
means that the port has no connection to a socket. So you have to define a connection to a socket.
Select Assign Endpoints from the Burger Menu
and select the Room where the Socket is located. e.g. Room 102. After pressing create socket, the following will happen:
Now you see the link on the Patch panel
You can create manually a Socket. e.g. in Room 103
Than you can make the link from Socket to Patch Panel
Or in the opposite order, Patch Panel to Socket
It makes no difference whether you go from Patch Panel to Socket or from Socket to Patch Panel.
Connections between distribution rooms are often realized via Patch Panels. Patch Panels are installed on both sides. In order to map this cabling, both Patch Panels must be created with the corresponding ports first. Afterwards a connection can be created between two ports.