Avi Vantage includes a geolocation database for identifying the origin of clients. This is a fixed database based on the MaxMind IP-Country and IP-ASN data. The database is maintained on the Controllers, and incorporates database updates when the Controllers are upgraded.
The geolocation data is used in many locations, including:
- Client logs
- Policies, such as white lists or black lists
- Client insights
- Security page DDoS attacks
- Tier 2 objects, such as cache, compression, or logging eligibility
Overriding the Database
The geolocation data may be overwritten or augmented by creating a custom IP group.
For instance, create a new IP group called “Internal” and add 10.0.0.0/8 and 192.168.0.0/16. Alternately, create a new IP group with Select by Country Code. In the example, the group is named North America and includes US, MX, and CA.
Note: A custom IP group will override only the geolocation database for the tenant in which the IP group was created.