Tired of typing CONFIGIP on each device on your LAN to discover their MAC addresses? You don’t have to with the MAC Address Discovery tool in SolarWinds® Engineer’s Toolset. Scan the local subnet and easily construct a table matching each IP address to a MAC address, DNS, network card manufacturer, and manufacturer’s address.
Benefits of MAC address discovery
The MAC Address Discovery tool can help you discover the hardware manufacturer, IP address, MAC addresses, and host names of the devices connected to your local subnets. You can configure the type of data provided in the discovery settings by adding data columns and specifying how to format MAC addresses.
Implementing MAC address discovery
Once you have deployed SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset, run the MAC discovery tool from the Workspace Studio. If your system is connected to one subnet, select the Local Subnetlist and start discovering MAC addresses.
How MAC address discovery works
After you perform a discovery, the MAC Address Discovery tool allows you to transfer that information to other tools through exporting and copy and paste capabilities. Also, it helps you perform MAC address discovery on a remote subnet. Load the tool on a laptop and attach it to the remote subnet to be scanned. For scanning multiple subnets, you can use the Network Sonar application