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    The Dude monitoring software

    Hi Folks,

    Anyone else using The Dude for topologies/network maps?

    Just been playing with it and it looks fantastic. However one gripe - whatever we try, we can't get rid of those poxy "cloud" things - i.e. it's separating the network unnecessarily into subnets (they're not!)
    So for instance we want to scan 192.168.1.0/24 but it always does 192.168.0.0/22 as well and adds an absolute shedload of rubbish to the map!
    All we want to see is what links to what switch, NOT what hardware is on the same subnet! It's obviously possible because you can see what links each device, what ports etc... or is this some sort of massive oversight? We've played with the trials of D-View and Ipswitch What's Connected (expensive and oh my god, how much??) which can do it rather well but The Dude looks better, looks more functional than both but just this one niggle...

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    I thought this had something to do with The Big Lebowski.

    I've just started using spiceworks for this very purpose. Free Network Monitoring Software | Spiceworks Free Network Management Software
    Its network map layout could be better but it does the job.

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    Good taste in films there Gaz! But alas, no. Never the less, I abided by The Dude and can't seem to find a solution. Perhaps it's just something they didn't think of. Trying Spiceworks now - neither me or NM have used this for a few years!

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    Or if you can be bothered with the configuration - nagios ?

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    We already have Nagios running.... will take a look.

    Again spiceworks segments the network for reasons unknown - it's flat, one subnet.

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    Does the edit function allow you to remove the rubbish you don't need?

    http://community.spiceworks.com/help..._Overview#Edit
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    Yes but that'd require big reworking - we just need to see a topology of the switches, and remove the whole idea of subnets or segregation which shouldn't even exist.

    Wondering if different default gateways (which shouldn't be necessary) on some units have an effect.

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    We're using the Dude and have heavily configured/customised it. I ran in to the same problem you're having; fixing it took some time, but was very worthwhile. I have written a guidance document which I've sent to a number of people who have found it useful - PM me if you'd like a copy of the PDF.

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    nothing to do with the "big lebowski", everything to do with "dude where's my car". originally it was called "dude, wheres my network?" but the studio complained and now it's just called "the dude"

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    The Big Lebowski is a far, far superior film though

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    Perhaps the new name is based on The Big Lebowski.

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    Argh, what a mare.



    See what I mean? It's those little cloud bits. Ok so they're submaps. But why are they there at all?
    SDC : That document is fantastic and oddly enough something I will be working towards before Christmas and before getting our new switches in so we can configure it the best we can. However to get it that "tidy" in the first place I can only assume there's someting obvious we are missing or you've just added everything in manually. I've stopped it looking for any services, and only told it to worry about switches/routers yet we're left with this quagmire!

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    Looks like a map of the internet.

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    Muahahahaha - we haz ze internet! Ve will return ze internet for 3 packets of double choc chip hob nobs! Until zis demand is met ze internet is ours!

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    Hmmm. Need to look up "recursive" because each time I did a scan I enabled recursive scanning so it picks up every net connected to every device. Plonker.



    Argh.



    Not getting much better. Why the segmentation on a flat network?
    Last edited by synaesthesia; 2nd December 2011 at 03:57 PM.

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