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The appliance can detect remote clients through their DHCP fingerprints, or through device information discovered through SNMP and other device and network detection protocols. You can use predefined smart folders to view lease history, IP addresses, network infrastructure devices, and other related information for remote clients that contain DHCP fingerprint information related to the following device groups:

  • Smartphone,PDA,Tablet Devices: Includes all devices that were detected as smartphones, PDAs, and tablets.
  • Microsoft Windows Devices: Includes all devices that were detected to be running Windows OS.
  • Apple MAC OS Devices: Includes devices that were detected to be running MAC OS.
  • Conflicts: Includes hosts detected in the network that have a MAC Address conflict. A discovered host has a MAC address conflict when its MAC address is different from that specified in its fixed address, DHCP lease, or host record.
  • Discovered Routers/Switches: Includes core network infrastructure devices of the specific Router, Switch, or Switch-Router types discovered by NIOS using the discovery feature set. Clicking on a device name opens the device page under DataManagement–>Devices and shows the Interfaces page for the chosen device.
  • Active Directory Sites: Includes all names that were detected as Active Directory Sites. Clicking on an Active Directory Site opens the Active Directory Site Properties editor where you can edit the name, add, or delete networks that are associated with the Active Directory Site. For more information, see Modifying Active Directory Sites and Networks.
  • Gaming Console Devices: Includes devices that were detected as gaming consoles.
  • Router and Wireless Access Point Devices: Includes devices there were detected as routers or wireless access point devices.
  • Unmanaged: Shows all unmanaged devices.

Note: For information about DHCP fingerprints, see About DHCP Fingerprints. For information about discovery, see Infoblox Network Insight

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