Originally published at: https://indeni.com/blog/keep-your-network-neat-and-tidy-with-automatic-system-labels/
Labels are a way to group your devices making it easier to manage your devices and saving time when you are changing thresholds, backing up devices, viewing issues, and creating reports to name a few. There are many methods you can choose to group your devices in the Indeni Platform:
- Grouping devices based on the structure of your organization: For example, your security team manages the firewalls, and your network team manages the switches.
- Grouping devices based on the criticality of your operation: For example, your Check Point firewalls in the data center are mission critical, so you want to set the thresholds to be more sensitive so that you receive notifications of potential issues before they occur.
- Grouping devices based on the location so you can schedule your backup during off office hours.
System Labels assign devices from the same vendor to groups automatically. They are dynamically created and managed by Indeni, thus they require no effort from the end user. Dynamic labels should always be used. There is also flexibility to create custom labels to group devices that meet your organization’s needs as well.
There are two main types of Systems Labels:
- system- e.g. system-checkpoint, system-F5, etc.
Setting new System Labels is easy. We would like to hear from you regarding what other System Labels you would like us to add.
For more information on System Labels and new releases check out Indeni documentation.