Device Configuration : System : Hosts and Services : MAC Host
MAC Host
The MAC Host page displays the list of all the available MAC hosts.
Device allows to create a host based on MAC Address. One can create a MAC Host of either a single MAC Address or multiple MAC Addresses.
MAC Hosts allow entities to be defined once and be re-used in multiple referential instances throughout the configuration. For example, test has a MAC Address as 00:16:76:49:33:CE or 00-16-76-49-33-CE. Rather than remembering the MAC Address of the intended machine while applying policies, you can simply provide its MAC Host name.
By using MAC hosts, you only need to make changes in a single location, rather than in each configuration where the MAC Address appears.
Using MAC Hosts reduces the error of entering incorrect MAC Addresses, makes it easier to change addresses, and increases readability.
The page also provides option to add a new MAC host, update the existing host, or delete a host.