Overlapping IP Address Mapping

When the NNMi management server is outside of that static NAT domain, there are benefits to using Overlapping Address Mappings to identify each static NAT internal/external IP address pair. NNMi uses the mapping’s External Address/Internal Address pairs in the following ways for static NAT domains:

  • Node forms display a Mapped Address attribute value
  • Communication and Monitoring processes are enhanced. This ensures that NNMi can successfully calculate state and status for each static NAT Node’s SNMP Agent and managed IP addresses (see also NNMi Calculations for State and Status ):
    • NNMi can accurately use the Monitoring Configuration Setting for ICMP Fault Monitoring’s IP Address Fault Polling.
    • NNMi can determine accurate Layer 2 and Layer 3 connectivity for non-SNMP Nodes by using ICMP ping requests (in addition to SNMP queries).
  • NNMiaccurately determines SNMP Trap source Nodes when the traps originate from NAT domains. If SNMPv1 is used in your network, see also SNMP Traps in Static NAT Environments on page 240.
  • Custom Incident Attributes are accurately calculated:
    • cia.agentAddress = The external IP address (public address).
    • cia.internalAddress = The internal IP address of the incident's Source Node.

Note If you are configuring NNMi for areas of your network management domain that use dynamic NAT or PAT, do not use the Overlapping IP Address Mapping form. See Dynamic NAT and PAT Considerations.