Note: The concept of Locations is included in Open-AudIT Community, Professional and Enterprise. However, some features, like Maps, are only available in the Professional and Enterprise versions.
Open-AudIT includes several tables designed to hold supporting information that enrich the information an audit retrieves from a device. The Locations table allows administrators the opportunity to define physical locations, which can then be assigned to devices. Once a Device is assigned a Location, reports can be run for each Location, additional Dashboard widgets are populated, and a graphical google Map becomes available showing each location and the number of devices assigned there.
- Identify the Locations where the devices you will audit are physically located.
- Create your Location entries
- Select Manage / Locations / List Locations from the Open-AudIT menu
- To create a new entry click the Create button in the top-right hand corner
- The key items here are the Latitude and Longitude of the address. These fields will be auto-populated by clicking the Get Lat/Long button as long as the server has internet access, otherwise, you can use a free online service such as http://mygeoposition.com/
- More information on Locations can be found HERE: Locations
- Once your Locations are created you need to assign devices to them
- The easiest way to assign devices to a Location is automatically when the device is discovered. See more on Device Discovery HERE: Building your Network Discovery
- If your database already has devices in it and you need to assign them to a Location or change the existing Location, you can simply do a Bulk edit operation; How to Bulk Edit device attributes
- Now that you have defined your Locations and assigned Locations to Devices you can...
- View your devices on a Google map. Requires your Open-AudIT server to have internet access and either Professional or Enterprise edition.
- View Devices by location, select Manage / Locations / List Locations from the Open-AudIT menu
Note 1: You should define your Locations before creating and running your Discoveries, as devices can automatically be assigned to Locations. However, Device Locations can always be edited later if needed.
Note 2: Locations can be assigned to specific Organizations, so it's important these be configured before adding Locations. More information on Organizations is available HERE: Organizing your Devices and Users