Create a Location
Define your Location hierarchy in Asset Manager via Admin Console > Locations/Rules/Maps using naming conventions that provide distinct nomenclature.
NOTE: If your enterprise already has naming conventions for the assets within it, you can model the Location hierarchy based on that convention. If not, it might be necessary to document, externally, some mapping of the two for reference.
NOTE: The location tree is difficult to change after it has been configured and you have associated your assets with the locations in the hierarchy, take care to name your locations and define your hierarchy at the beginning of your deployment.
NOTE: The “Name” field must be unique throughout the system, so it is important to use very specific names for each location/object.
For example, Austin > Data Center > Row 1 > Rack 1 and Austin > Data Center > Row 2 > Rack 1 leaves ambiguity as to which "Rack 1" is of mention in reports, dashboards, etc., since there is generally a Rack 1 in both Row 1 and Row 2. Instead, use a naming convention more like World > USA > Texas > Austin > ADC > ADC-R1 > ADC-R1-Rack1 and World > USA > Texas > Austin > ADC > ADC-R2 > ADC-R2-Rack1 where the following is true:
· Austin = City
· ADC = Austin Data Center
· ADC-R1 = Austin Data Center Row 1
· ADC-R1-Rack1 = Austin Data Center Row 1 Rack #1
· ADC-R2-Rack1 = Austin Data Center Row 2 Rack #1
When you have finished configuring your Location tree, it will look similar to the following: