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Set host expiration date

The expiration date on a host determines when it is automatically deleted or aged out of the database. Aging out of the database can be triggered by an expiration date, the amount of time the host has been inactive or both. There are many methods for setting an Expiration date. See Aging out host or user records for information on other methods.

The Set Host Expiration Date feature is used from the Host View.

  1. Select Hosts > Host View.
  2. Use the Quick Search or Custom Filter to locate the appropriate host(s).
  3. Select the hosts to be modified.
  4. Right-click or click Options and select Set Host Expiration.
  5. Use the table below to enter expiration criteria.
  6. Click OK to set the expiration dates.

Set Host Expiration Settings

Field

Definition

Set Host Expiration

Enables the expiration date option and corresponding calculation methods.

Specify Date

Allows you to select a specific date that the host will be aged out of the database.

Host age times are evaluated every ten minutes. If you specify a date and time, the host may not be removed from the database for up to ten minutes after the time selected.

Days Valid From Now

Enter the number of days from today that you would like the host to expire. The expiration date is calculated based on this number.

Days Valid From
Creation

This is the number of days from the date the host record was created. The expiration date is calculated based on this number.

No Expiration

This host is never deleted from the database even if global or group aging options are added or modified.

Default Expiration

Defaults to the global aging settings configured in System > Settings > User/ Host Management > Aging.

Set Host Inactivity Limit

Enables the option to delete a host based on the number of days that it did not log onto the network.

Days Inactive

Number of consecutive days the host must be inactive to be aged out of the database. For example, if this is set to 4 days, and after 2 days the host connects to the network again, the counter is restarted.

No Inactivity Limit

With this option enabled, the host is never deleted from the database due to inactivity even if global or group aging options are added or modified.

Default Inactivity Limit

Defaults to the global aging settings configured in System > Settings > User/ Host Management > Aging.

Set host expiration date

The expiration date on a host determines when it is automatically deleted or aged out of the database. Aging out of the database can be triggered by an expiration date, the amount of time the host has been inactive or both. There are many methods for setting an Expiration date. See Aging out host or user records for information on other methods.

The Set Host Expiration Date feature is used from the Host View.

  1. Select Hosts > Host View.
  2. Use the Quick Search or Custom Filter to locate the appropriate host(s).
  3. Select the hosts to be modified.
  4. Right-click or click Options and select Set Host Expiration.
  5. Use the table below to enter expiration criteria.
  6. Click OK to set the expiration dates.

Set Host Expiration Settings

Field

Definition

Set Host Expiration

Enables the expiration date option and corresponding calculation methods.

Specify Date

Allows you to select a specific date that the host will be aged out of the database.

Host age times are evaluated every ten minutes. If you specify a date and time, the host may not be removed from the database for up to ten minutes after the time selected.

Days Valid From Now

Enter the number of days from today that you would like the host to expire. The expiration date is calculated based on this number.

Days Valid From
Creation

This is the number of days from the date the host record was created. The expiration date is calculated based on this number.

No Expiration

This host is never deleted from the database even if global or group aging options are added or modified.

Default Expiration

Defaults to the global aging settings configured in System > Settings > User/ Host Management > Aging.

Set Host Inactivity Limit

Enables the option to delete a host based on the number of days that it did not log onto the network.

Days Inactive

Number of consecutive days the host must be inactive to be aged out of the database. For example, if this is set to 4 days, and after 2 days the host connects to the network again, the counter is restarted.

No Inactivity Limit

With this option enabled, the host is never deleted from the database due to inactivity even if global or group aging options are added or modified.

Default Inactivity Limit

Defaults to the global aging settings configured in System > Settings > User/ Host Management > Aging.