In ZENworks Control Center, click> .
In the Network Environments panel, clickto launch the Create New Network Environment Wizard.
On the Define Details page, fill in the following fields, then click:
Network Environment Name: Provide a name for the network environment. Users never see the name; it displays only in ZENworks Control Center. The name must conform to ZENworks object naming conventions. For details, see ZENworks 11 SP2 ZENworks Control Center Reference.
Description: Provide optional information about the new environment. This is for your benefit. This information appears only in ZENworks Control Center.
Throttle Rate: Specify the bandwidth throttle rate for distributing content to devices located in this network environment. To maximize performance of your ZENworks Servers and network system, high bandwidth environments can use one set of throttle rates and low bandwidth environments a different set of throttle rates.
For every location or network environment an effective throttle rate can be set. Content that is being downloaded to a particular location should be downloaded with the set throttle rate. However, if content is being delivered to an end point from a content distribution satellite, the throttling rate set on the location or network environment is ineffective. The full bandwidth is being used for downloading the content.
The throttle rate can be overridden in a bundle so that high-priority patch and bundle content can be deployed quickly. If you do not specify a throttle rate, the network environment inherits the throttle rate assigned to the location.
CIFS Server: Specify a Common Internet File System (CIFS) server that allows you to provide share access to files, printers, serial ports and other communications between nodes on a network. It is used for downloading content from ZENworks Primary Servers and Satellite Servers.
On the Network Environment HTTP Proxy Details, fill in the following fields, and then click:
Proxy IP Address: Specify the IP address for the proxy server.
Port: Specify the port number on which the proxy server must be listening.
Network Segment (in CIDR notation): Specify the IP address of the devices where you want the proxy server to redirect the ZENworks Server. You must specify the range or IP addresses using Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) notation. For example, 126.96.36.199/16 specifies all IP addresses that start with 123.45. For more information about HTTP proxy, see ZENworks 11 SP2 HTTP Proxy Reference.
On the Network Environment Details, fill in the following fields, then click:
Limit to Adapter Type: By default, the network services you define on this page are evaluated against a device’s wired, wireless, and dial-up network adapters. If you want to limit the evaluation to a specific adapter type, select, , or .
Minimum Match: Specify the minimum number of defined network services that must be matched in order to select this network environment.
For example, if you define one gateway address, three DNS servers, and one DHCP server, you have a total of five services. You can specify that at least three of those services must match in order to select this network environment.
When specifying a minimum match number, keep the following in mind:
The number cannot be less than the number of services marked as Must Match.
The number should not exceed the total number of defined services. If so, the minimum match would never be reached, resulting in the network environment never being selected.
Network Services: The Network Services panel lets you define the network services that the Endpoint Security Agent evaluates to see if it’s current network environment matches this network environment. Select the tab for the network service you want to define, click, then fill in the required information. If a network service includes a option, select the option to require that the network service exist in order to match this network environment.
For detailed information about each service, click the> .
On the Summary page, clickto add the network environment definition to the list.