Sites include branch offices and data
centers that you have in your wide area network. You can create
sites before or after the ION devices arrive at a given site. When
you create a site, the site icon displays on the map, and the site
is disabled by default.
Before you assign the ION devices to
your site, configure the circuit with the required circuit categories
that enable you to assign circuit labels to the ports on the ION
After you assign ION devices to a branch or a data center, you
may set up a branch to monitor network and application traffic,
or a branch and a data center may be activated to route and forward
Begin by adding sites and designating them as a branch or a data
center. You can create just a branch, just a data center, or both. You
require at least one branch site and one ION device as a part of
your initial setup.