LightMesh Export Documentation

This page covers how to export data from LightMesh into CSV files. For other methods of data integration see our CLI Tips and also our GraphQL API

Available Exports

Currently, there are two types of exports available:

  1. Complete Subnet Export
  2. IP Addresses within Subnet Export

1. Complete Subnet Export

Exporting subnet data allows you to retrieve comprehensive information about all the subnets you have in the application. This includes details such as Name, Description, VLAN, Site, Customers, Contacts, Zone, and more.

Note: This does not include IP Address assignments for those, see section: IP Addresses within Subnet Export

Why Export Subnet Data?

Exporting subnet data to CSV format can be beneficial for several reasons:

  • Data Backup: Create backups of your subnet data for safekeeping and disaster recovery purposes.
  • Data Analysis: Analyze subnet information offline or in other tools for in-depth analysis and reporting.
  • Documentation: Use exported data for documentation purposes, such as network audits, compliance reports, or network planning.
  • Collaboration: Share subnet information with team members, stakeholders, or external partners who may not have access to the application.

To export the complete subnet in CSV format:

  1. Navigate to Settings.
  2. Click on Exports.
  3. Click on the Export to CSV button.

Please note that if the data exceeds 50,000 records, it will be split into multiple files.

Note: The Export feature is available only to Users with Owner access.

Subnet Export

2. IP Addresses within Subnet Export

Exporting IP addresses from a subnet allows you to retrieve all the associated data related to each IP address. This includes Zone, Network Address, DNS Record, Resource Information, and Reservation details.

Note: This will result in a CSV with a header row, and one additional row per IP address in use.

Why Export IP Addresses?

Exporting IP addresses from a subnet to CSV format can be advantageous for several reasons:

  • Network Management: Gain insights into IP address allocation, utilization, and management for efficient network administration.
  • Documentation: Create detailed records of IP address assignments, reservations, and configurations for documentation and audit purposes.
  • Troubleshooting: Analyze IP address-related issues offline or in other tools to diagnose and troubleshoot network problems.
  • Integration: Integrate IP address data with other systems or tools for further analysis, reporting, or automation.

To export IP addresses within a subnet:

  1. Go to the desired subnet.
  2. Navigate to the IP Addresses tab.
  3. Click on the three-dot menu located beside the Reserve option.
  4. Select Export to CSV.

The exported CSV file includes IP assignments and reservations.

IP-Address Export

Alternatively, you can choose Copy to Clipboard to copy the IP addresses data in a tabular format. You can then paste this data into applications like Teams or Slack to share it with others.

Copy-to-Clipboard Export

Note: The Export/Copy to Clipboard feature is available only to Users with Owner access.