System Settings

To access the System Settings:

  1. On the Admin page, select Configuration in the upper-left corner.

  2. Browse the categories under System settings in the filtering sidebar to find what you’re looking for.


The System Settings include the following categories:


Use the General settings to specify the following:

  • Authentication methods

  • Save Comments for Micetro

  • Settings for AD Sites and Subnets integration

  • Rules to determine when an IP address is considered as being in use


Configure authentication methods, including single sign-on, LDAP integration, and external login providers.

When single sign-on is activated, users do not have to authenticate when logging in through the Management Console or the Command Line Interface. For more information about Single sign-on, see External Authentication.

Save comments

By default, users can save changes in the system without writing a comment. Here you have the option to set the comment requirements for Micetro tasks, including options to turn off the save comment dialog box, make it optional, or require it.

  • When off is selected, the save comment dialog box will not appear when users save changes.

  • If you choose to make comments optional, users can choose whether or not to include a comment when saving changes.

  • If you choose to make comments required, users will need to include a comment whenever they save changes.

AD sites and subnets

Enable AD sites and subnets integration

When selected, all AD sites and their corresponding subnets will be displayed in Micetro, and you can add and remove subnets from sites and move subnets between different sites as needed. AD sites and subnets will be listed on the AD Sites menu on the IPAM page.

If you want to synchronize the Location and Description fields of the subnets in Active Directory with custom properties in Micetro, choose the desired custom properties to synchronize against. When synchronization is active, any changes made to the fields in Active Directory will automatically update the corresponding fields in Micetro, and vice versa. See AD Sites and Subnets.

Enforce AD site inheritance.

Select this checkbox if you want to enforce site inheritance in AD. When site inheritance is enforced, child subnets must reside in the same site as the parent subnet. If site inheritance is not enforced, child subnets can be placed in different sites than the parent subnet. See AD Sites and Subnets.

Determine address usage

Control how IP addresses are identified as being in use. By default, these settings are all selected. To specify which rules should be applied to IP addresses and get a more granular picture of where the usage is coming from, select/clear the appropriate checkboxes.


The Logging settings allow you to specify when log messages should be deleted and whether lease history for DHCP servers should be collected.

Micetro log

Logging level for Micetro Central (1-6)

Determines the level of detail to log when logging the output of Micetro Central to a file.

Log file for Micetro Central

Specifies the path and name of the log file to use when you want to log the output of Micetro Central to a file.

Purge log message after (# of days)

Enter the number of days the logs should be kept before they are deleted.

Log extra information when address collection is triggered

When selected, information about the start and duration of the address collection is written in the Micetro log file.

Lease history

Here you can select to start collecting lease history for DHCP servers. By viewing the DHCP lease history, you can quickly identify any potential issues or conflicts.

You can specify the number of days to keep the history before it is deleted, and if you want to save the history to a comma separated text file before it is deleted, enter a name for the file in the Flush lease history to file before purging text box.

Error checking

In this section you can specify how the system reports certain errors related to DNS.

Stop A/AAAA records from being created if the name already exists

This setting prevents the creation of A/AAAA records when a name already exists in the system. This can be useful for avoiding conflicts or overwriting existing records in the DNS configuration.

Ignore missing reverse zones.

An error message displays when Micetro is unable to update a reverse record for a changed address record. It is possible to suppress this error message if no reverse zone exists for the given address record by selecting this checkbox.


Use these settings to specify various DNS related settings.

Delegation records

When activated, Micetro will automatically create delegation records (NS records) in the corresponding parent zones whenever subzones are created. This ensures that the delegation chain between parent and subzones is maintained correctly.

Adjust zone transfer

Allow Micetro to automatically adjust zone transfer settings on Microsoft DNS servers to enable management of dynamic and Active Directory integrated zones.


Include derived DNSSEC records when viewing DNSSEC signed zones in Micetro. Note that this will significantly increase the size of the Micetro database and may affect overall system performance.


Specify various IPAM related settings:

  • How the system should handle new subranges if the parent range is in a folder.

  • How the system should behave when naming conflicts between existing IP Address ranges and DHCP scopes occur.

  • How the system should behave if DHCP scopes are removed outside Micetro.

  • Whether the system should allow reservations inside address pools on ISC DHCP servers.


The selection made here determines what happens when a user creates a subrange of a range in a folder.

Name conflicts between ranges and scopes

Specify what happens if the name of an MS DHCP scope does not match the name of an existing IP address range.

Apply same rule for scope description as for scope name above.

When selected, the system will use the same rules to update scope description as it does for updating scope names.

Allow reservations inside pools on ISC DHCP servers.

When selected, the system allows users to create reservations inside pools on ISC DHCP servers. When a reservation is created inside a pool, the pool is split to make space for the reservation.


If a reservation that has been created inside a pool is deleted, the address is not made a part of the pool again.

Allow allocation of IP addresses from IP Address Containers

When selected, the system will allow allocation of IP addresses that reside in IP address Containers. For more information on IP address Containers, refer to Containers.

Disable scanning of VRF information

By default, the system does not scan for VRF information. If you clear the checkbox, the system will begin scanning for VRF information. If an overlap is found between different VRFs, the system will log the issue.

Always show discovery info

Determines whether the columns related to host discovery should always be displayed when viewing contents of subnets or scopes.


Use the Monitoring settings dialog box to specify various monitoring related settings.

Subnet monitoring

Enable subnet monitoring

When enabled, the system monitors the free addresses in DHCP address pools and subnets and performs an action if the number of free addresses goes below a user-definable threshold. For further configuration, see Subnet Monitoring Events.


The global subnet monitoring setting can be overridden for individual subnets by changing the setting explicitly for the subnet. Refer to IP Address Management—Subnet Monitoring and Utilization History for information on how to change monitoring settings for individual subnets.

When subnet monitoring is enabled, a new column, Monitoring, displays when viewing the subnet list. To quickly see all subnets that are monitored, you can use the Quick Filter and filter by this column by entering “Monitor: Yes” in the Quick Filter search field.


Only DHCP scopes that are enabled are monitored. Disabled scopes are ignored.

When subnet monitoring is enabled, you must specify the mail server and the sender e-mail address to use if you want the subnet monitor to send an e-mail. Place the appropriate information in the SMTP Server and Mail from fields.

Enable sending SNMP traps.

When enabled, the system will send SNMP traps when certain events occur:

  • When the number of free IP Addresses in monitored subnets goes below a user-definable threshold.

  • When a log event of type Error or Notice occurs. Refer to Logging for more information on log events.

When enabling sending of SNMP traps, you must provide additional information:

  • Manager name

    Enter the host name of the computer that should receive the SNMP traps.

  • Manager port

    Enter the port number the Manager uses for the SNMP traps.

  • Community

    Enter the community string (password) to use for the SNMP traps.

Service monitoring

When selected, the monitoring tool monitors the DNS and DHCP services on their respective servers. Decide on an appropriate interval for monitoring.


Here you can configure advanced system settings, such as specifying a SSL Certificate policy.




SSL Certificate policy

Determines the SSL Certificate policy applied to the Cloud Integration feature and update checks.

Path to SSL Certificate Authority file or directory

Specifies the path to the SSL Root certificate used by the SSL Certificate policy.

SOA record defaults in new zones

TTL of SOA record

Specifies the default TTL (Time to Live) value to use for the SOA record of new zones.


Specifies the default value to use for the Hostmaster field in the SOA record of new zones.


Specifies the default value to use for the Refresh field in the SOA record of new zones.


Specifies the default value to use for the Retry field in the SOA record of new zones.


Specifies the default value to use for the Expiry field in the SOA record of new zones.

Negative caching (BIND)

Specifies the default value to use for the Negative Caching field in the SOA record of new zones. Only applicable for zones on BIND DNS servers.

Minimum TTL (MS)

Specifies the default TTL (Time to Live) value to use for the TTL field in the SOA record of new zones. Only applicable for zones on Microsoft DNS servers.

Web proxy

Web proxy to use

Specifies a proxy server to be used for outgoing connections for checking for updates and additionally for AWS cloud services.

Web proxy port (defaults to port 80)

Specifies the port of the proxy server to be used for outgoing connections for checking for updates and additionally for AWS cloud services.

Password for web proxy authentication

Specifies a cleartext password for proxy sign in.

Use web proxy settings when connecting to AWS

If selected, the proxy settings configured will be used for connections to AWS.

Directory for scripts that can be run from the API

Specifies the directory that contains scripts that may be run from the API.

Log performance of API calls

Determines whether execution time of API calls should be logged. Mainly used for diagnostic purposes.

Time in minutes between write-outs of API call performance log

If logging of API query performance is enabled, this setting specifies how frequently the log should be written to disk.

Automatically adjust local zone transfer settings for BIND

When enabled, BIND can automatically optimize the settings related to local (within your network) zone transfers.

Automatically create reverse (PTR) records

When selected, Micetro automatically creates reverse (PTR) records. PTR records are used for reverse DNS lookups, which are used to resolve an IP address to a domain name.

Perform backup of MS and ISC DHCP servers

Determines whether to perform a backup of Microsoft (MS) and Internet Systems Consortioum (ISC) Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) servers.

Default TTL to use for DNS records created in zones for all xDNS profiles

Specifies the default TTL (Time to Live) value to use for DNS records created in zones for all xDNS profiles.

Disable all health checks

If selected, all health checks will be disabled.

Disable collection of statistical information

Select to stop the collection of statistical information.

Use Azure activity log to optimize DNS synchronization

When enabled, the Azure activity log is monitored for events related to DNS changes, and those changes are synchronized with the DNS server in real-time.

Use AWS CloudTrail events to optimize DNS synchronization

Determines whether AWS CloudTrail events should be used to optimize DNS synchronization.

IP ranges/scopes inherit access by default

When you create a new IP range or scope, it will ineherit all access bits form its parent by default. If you want to change this behavior, clear this checkbox.

Maximum number of blocks that can be temporarily claimed

Limits the number of blocks that can be temporarily reserved or allocated for use by a specific user.

Enable collection of IP information from routers

Determines whether the system can collect IP information from the ARP cache of routers. If selected, the system can collect this information.

Timeout in seconds for named-checkconf

Specifies the timeout value in seconds for named-checkonf files.

Synchronize DNSSEC signed zones immediately after editing

Determines whether DNSSEC signed zones should be synchronized immediately after they are changed. If selected, the zones are synchronized immediately. [1]

Use case sensitive comparison when updating custom properties from scripts

Specifies whether to take case sensitivity into account when comparing custom properties from scripts.

Include A/AAAA records when checking for Edit apex records access

Determines whether A and AAAA records are considered when verifying access to edit apex (root) records.

Web app landing page

By default, the Micetro frontpage is the landing page for the system. Clicking the Micetro logo will take you to the landing page.

Web app server host

Used to specify which host the web application is running on in order for auto update to work for the web application. Default is localhost (same server as Men&Mice Central)