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Sites and Internal Networks

Before You Begin

If you intend to implement Active Directory integration, in addition to the virtual appliances (VAs), see Appendix B – Multiple Active Directory and Umbrella Site. Use cases and guidelines differ slightly.

In the context of virtual appliances (VAs), Umbrella sites represent the physical location of your network, and specifically the internet egress point—the DNS egress point.

Each egress requires separate VAs. For more information, see Deploy Virtual Appliances.

Having separate Umbrella sites is important for identifying the physical location of the VAs, the association of network traffic, and logical automatic updating of the VAs.

Manage Umbrella Sites


If you are only deploying VAs at a single location, you may skip this section.

If you are deploying VAs at multiple locations and if the internal IP space of each site location overlaps or is shared, you must set up multiple Umbrella sites. For each office with VAs, a separate Umbrella site can be added to group VAs together with a label. Note that you must do this when the IP space overlaps.

  1. Navigate to Deployments > Configuration > Sites and Active Directory**.
  1. Hover over a Site and then click the Edit icon. The Site modal appears.
  1. From the Site pulldown menu, choose a site, and click Save.

Introduction to Internal Networks

The IP address is utilized in Umbrella reports and analytics, and is used when creating policies for security and category filtering. For more information about policies, see Manage Policies.

Manage Internal Networks

Adding an IP address or range of IP addresses to Umbrella creates a new "Identity" from which traffic can be identified and filtered.

  1. Navigate to Deployments > Configuration > Internal Networks and click Add.
  1. Give your new network identity a good Network Name and add its IP address.
  2. From the Site pulldown menu, choose a site, and click Save.

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Sites and Internal Networks

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