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How does NAC assessment agent determine IP address for NAC assessment server?

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TitleHow does NAC assessment agent determine IP address for NAC assessment server?
Question
How does NAC assessment agent determine IP address for NAC assessment server?
Environment
  • Extreme Management Center 
  • Extreme Control
Answer
  1. When the agent is downloaded from the NAC appliance the IP address of the NAC is appended to the filename. This IP addresses is used as the IP address for the agent to connect to. If this filename is changed the agent will not connect to the correct assessment server.
  2. The NAC agent also performs a DNS lookup if it can't contact the server and does a DNS lookup on the following names:

    Enterasys_NACAppliance1
    Enterasys_NACAppliance2
  3.  You can right click the Assessment icon in the Windows tool bar an specific a server manually


 
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