Deploying Your Sensor in a DHCP Environment

USM Anywhere provides powerful tools to help you continually monitor your network and assets. While you can further enhance these capabilities by adding additional tools or applications within your environment, these additional resources require further deployment and configuration considerations.

If you are deploying a USM Anywhere Sensor in an environment with Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), you may run the risk of irresolvable duplicate assets within USM Anywhere. Follow these best practice guidelines to avoid creating duplicate assets and to enable your sensor to resolve any duplicate assets that it discovers.

The sensor's asset discovery app resolves duplicate assets with the following steps:

  1. Check for existing assets with the same media access control (MAC) address reported.
  2. Check for existing assets with the same IP address and hostname combination reported.
  3. Check for existing assets with the same hostname reported.
  4. Check for existing assets with the same IP address reported.