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NNMi Security and Multi-Tenancy

Note NNMi uses tenancy to support networks with overlapping address domains that may exist within static Network Address Translation (NAT), dynamic NAT, or dynamic Port Address Translation (PAT) areas of your network management domain. If you have such networks, put the overlapping address domains into different tenants (this is done using seeded discovery). See Managing Overlapping IP Addresses in NAT Environments and the NNMi help for more information.

By default, all NNMi console users can see information for all objects in the NNMi database. If this default configuration is acceptable for your environment, you do not need to read this chapter.

In NNMi, security and multi-tenancy provide for restricting user access to information about the objects in the NNMi database. This restriction is useful for customizing the views of network operators to their areas of responsibility. It also supports service providers with per-organization configuration of NNMi.

This chapter describes the NNMi security and tenant models and gives suggestions for configuration. It contains the following topics:

See also the Network Node Manager i Software Step-by-Step Guide to Using Security Groups White Paper.