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Windows Thread, network diagram software in Technical; Originally Posted by tech_guy Here's a screengrab of the 3COM software: Wow - I wish my topology was that simple...
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    Re: network diagram software

    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy
    Here's a screengrab of the 3COM software:
    Wow - I wish my topology was that simple

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    Re: network diagram software

    ROFL - it's my home test setup. Wish things were that simple at work too! The software didn't pick up my switch which is strange because it's a 3com!?

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    Re: network diagram software

    Have you got snmp configured correctly?

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    Re: network diagram software

    I just discovered I need the update for it to recognise my switch.

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    Re: network diagram software

    http://www.spiceworks.com/

    Not sure how much it does to map network hardware, but it does other infrastructure....

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    Re: network diagram software

    I've tried The Dude and 3Com Net Supervisor, and didn't really rate either to be honest - they were rather hit and miss as to which switches they did and didn't see (even with identical models of switches) and both failed to return station names, just IP addresses. It did raise a slight smile when 3Com identified our FRDC as a "print server" though - I think it's a little more than that!

    Fluke used to do something called LAN Mapshot which is free, but needs Visio - don't know if its still around, but it was good when I used it a few years ago.

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    Re: network diagram software

    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones
    Fluke used to do something called LAN Mapshot which is free, but needs Visio - don't know if its still around, but it was good when I used it a few years ago.
    I used to use this all the time, it was included with Visio Pro 2000 and I had it working with Visio 2003 but alas the same story as soon as Cisco and HP fell out over the use of CDP it all went pear shaped as all of the later switches stopped being discovered.

    Vista killed it off completely as did Vista kill almost all of my other favourite tools. Now I have to have two laptops all the time.
    My old XP diagnostics portable is equipped with,
    Proxim Orinoco Gold A/B/G PCMCI Card (Atheros)
    Airmagnet
    Fluke Lan Mapshot + Visio 2003
    Solarwinds Engineers Edition
    Omnipeek
    Lanhound
    Ethereal (Wireshark)

    In Linux we use NAGIOS and Auditor
    http://www-128.ibm.com/developerwork...y/l-livecdsec/

    If there was a free topology mapping tool that works I would be using it!

    What I do now is by using an assortment of tools (mostly Solarwinds SNMP based) draw a basic topology map.
    Using SNMP examine the switch ports to find out what Mac addresses reside upstream of each uplink.
    These normally decode easily, so in a few hours you can normally have a pretty good picture of things.

    So if anyone fancies writing software to do this you need to ping sweep an IP block, Discover and identify all switches with an SNMP tool and MIB Walker, match all the MAC/IP's to the various ports and plot a theoretical diagram, how easy must that be! Oh and do it all for free!

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    Re: network diagram software

    I put spiceworks on a VM, it's quite funky for an SNMP/Monitoring tool but it's Adware!
    Watching whats going back and forth to the spiceworks server I would be a bit wary of using it on any of my installations.
    Oh and it doesn't have any mapping functions anyway.

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    Re: network diagram software

    Quote Originally Posted by m25man
    I put spiceworks on a VM, it's quite funky for an SNMP/Monitoring tool but it's Adware!
    Watching whats going back and forth to the spiceworks server I would be a bit wary of using it on any of my installations.
    Oh and it doesn't have any mapping functions anyway.

    What do you mean by that? What did you see coming from/to the server?
    I've been using it and not noticed anything. I know it does present adverts in the browser but what else have you seen to call it adware?

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    Re: network diagram software

    Quote Originally Posted by m25man
    I put spiceworks on a VM, it's quite funky for an SNMP/Monitoring tool but it's Adware!
    Watching whats going back and forth to the spiceworks server I would be a bit wary of using it on any of my installations.
    Oh and it doesn't have any mapping functions anyway.
    I'm surprised to hear this, as it carries the truste mark as not being adware...
    And what do you mean to the spiceworks server? Do you mean an external server or your local install server?

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    Re: network diagram software

    I've left it running in a sandbox,
    http://www.sandboxie.com/
    with it's own internet connection just to see what it does if left unattended.
    Let's see what the router syslog say's in 24hrs.

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    Re: network diagram software

    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk
    I'm surprised to hear this, as it carries the truste mark as not being adware...
    And what do you mean to the spiceworks server? Do you mean an external server or your local install server?
    I guess it depends on how good your lawyers are at wording your disclaimers, http://www.spiceworks.com/privacy/

    I kind of accepted most of it until I reached this...

    "We may use personal information and environment information to provide the services you've requested, including services that display customized content and advertising."

    If that is the price we have to pay for "Free" utilities then so be it, but as far as I'm concerned an application that feeds me targeted advertising is "Adware". Hey, I get the feeling I'm hijacking this thread on a different trajectory.... maybe we should start a different thread on the subject "Is Adware a valid medium in Schools"

    150 users with 1kbs Ad streams is a lot of bandwidth for some connections!

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    Re: network diagram software

    Quote Originally Posted by m25man
    150 users with 1kbs Ad streams is a lot of bandwidth for some connections!
    150 users, on a helpdesk? At the same time??? That's a bit unlikely. You're more likely to have 2 or 3 maximum at a time...

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