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    This is something I've been looking at a while - The Dude is the best by a long way but it makes such a cock job of visualising it it's not funny.
    Whenever anyone asks this question, the format is thus:

    "What program can I use to do this?"
    "Visio"
    "Great, how do I do it so it does it automatically?"
    "http://www.link_to_a_site_showing_you_how_to_MANUALLY_do_ it_in_visio.com/which_we_already_know"

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    Give this a try:
    www_10scape_com

    its a tool that takes data from excel and helps automate network diagramming

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    Case rested.

    It's not something particularly difficult.

    SNMP and possibly LLDP data gathered from switches is plenty enough to see what switch is connected to what port on another switch
    Netbios and SNMP can get information from printers and wifi AP's easy enough.

    The Dude makes multiple clouds of the same subnet called segments and thus makes it next to impossible to actually do a physical layout of anything.
    10Strike is just crap out and out and will make any excuse possible for not drawing any links. It'll happily find most of your devices but if you want them linking, do it with tracing paper and a pencil.
    Can't find any download links for the addins that were available for Visio back in the day - the solarwinds one is dead in the water.
    I think I might just run round the building finding edge switches and manually noting their uplink ports then figure out core by elimination/what we already know. Then I might tackle some GPL software and make a proper job of it, if I get time.
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    NodeSystems is a Network Operations tool that will create automatically online diagrams based on the database content. You can see the diagram demo here:

    http://www.nodesystems.org/demo/


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    Quote Originally Posted by tj2419 View Post
    Hi Guys,

    Is there a piece of software that can scan my network and give me a network map? I have tried spice works network map but it only brings up my machine, on server and two empty clouds lol.

    Need a quick way to produce a network map.

    Thanks
    There are quite a few options out there to do this. Many companies make solutions that will do the job well, but some can cost quite a bit. Here's a few options that might meet your requirements:

    SmartDraw - Only semi-automated, but inexpensive and one of the best drawing/mapping tools I've ever used.

    Automatic Formatting - Features Overview

    Topomapper (by ManagEngine) - automated L2 network mapping software. Works well, starts at $495. Possibly your most cost effective solution when making the capital vs. labour decision (e.g. Buy the software vs. spend days drawing the maps it creates).

    Network Diagram Software | Network Mapping Tool - ManageEngine TopoMapper Plus

    Spot Maps - not a fully automated mapping solution, but it makes creating maps very easy and creates some very nice looking maps that are also functional (live). Mac only though.

    Spot Maps - Map Your Network



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