Network Topology Mapper Map Your Network Automatically in Just Minutes

Starts at $1495
  • Automatically discovers and diagrams network topology
  • Supports multiple discovery methods including SNMP, ICMP, WMI, CDP, VMware®, Microsoft® Hyper-V® & more
  • Exports network maps to Microsoft Office® Visio®, PDF, and PNG formats
  • Delivers reports on switch ports, VLANs, subnets, and inventory
  • Addresses reporting needs for PCI compliance, FIPS 140-2, and other regulatory requirements
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Network Topology Mapper is a new tool from SolarWinds® that can be used to discover and map all of the networked devices on your network.

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Network Mapping Software That Maps Your Network in Minutes

Finally, you can put down your whiteboard markers and relax while our network mapping software does the network mapping for you. Leveraging a unique multi-level network discovery technique, SolarWinds Network Topology Mapper (NTM) automatically discovers your LAN or WAN and produces a comprehensive, easy-to-view network diagram that integrate OSI Layer 2 and Layer 3 topology data.

Top 5 Reasons to Use Network Topology Mapper

  • Network Topology Discovery & Mapping

    Views of network topology, network discover and network mapping capabilities.

    SolarWinds Network Topology Mapper (NTM) is powerful network mapping software that automatically discovers your entire network and creates comprehensive, detailed network maps in just minutes.

    • Automatic discovery of network topology using ICMP, SNMP, WMI, CDP, VMware®, Microsoft® Hyper-V®, and more
    • Generate comprehensive, highly-detailed network maps and network diagrams
    • Display entire network, network segments, or specific device types on maps
    • Export network diagrams and maps to Visio
    • Easily modify node details and manually connect the nodes

    SolarWinds® Network Topology Mapper (NTM) automatically discovers every device on the network, including routers, switches, servers, wireless APs, VoIP phones, desktops, and printers. Network Topology Mapper uses industry-standard identification and network discovery methods (ping/ICMP, SNMP v1 – v3, WMI, CDP, VMware®, Microsoft® Hyper-V®, and more) to scan IP address ranges and find nodes.

    Network Topology Mapper’s automatic network topology discovery can identify and scan all the network segments connected to your routers—or you can choose to perform automatic network discovery on specified segments. You simply enter the IP address range(s) and SNMP community strings, and SolarWinds NTM automatically starts network discovery.

    Once network nodes are discovered, SolarWinds NTM compiles the information into a cohesive, easy-to-view network diagram with node icons, colored lines representing network connectivity speed, and labels indicating switch port information. In addition, SolarWinds NTM features a standard switch/hub ports report that provides a table of information about all connected nodes. You can also modify node details (node name, node role & management IP address) and manually connect nodes.

    The comprehensive network topology discovery method of SolarWinds NTM provides a view of the entire network; it also provides the ability to limit the view to individual network segments. SolarWinds NTM can automatically display Layer 2 network maps or you can select Layer 3 to display IP topology information on your network diagram. You can even create hybrid network maps containing both Layer 2 and Layer 3 information to get a comprehensive view of your network.

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  • Export Network Diagrams to Visio®

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    Export network diagrams to Microsoft Office® Visio®, Orion Network Atlas, PDF, and PNG formats with our network diagram software, SolarWinds NTM.

    • Export network diagrams to Microsoft Office® Visio®, Orion Network Atlas, PDF, and PNG formats
    • Auto-populate Visio SmartShapes
    • Schedule updated map exports to Orion® Network Atlas

    Exporting SolarWinds® Network Topology Mapper (NTM) network diagrams into Microsoft ®Visio® format automatically populates Visio SmartShapes® with network discovery data—a huge timesaver!

    SmartShape technology is used to represent network devices, automatically populating each node's Tool Tips with the node's IP address, network name, fully-qualified domain name (FQDN), and more. Network Topology Mapper supports Microsoft Visio 2003, 2007, 2010, and 2013.

    For SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) users, Network Topology Mapper gives you the option of exporting network maps to the Orion Network Atlas format for seamless transfer of network node info into the SolarWinds Orion platform. These exports can also be scheduled to update maps in Orion Network Atlas.

    If NTM identifies a new device on your environment, this update will be sent across to Network Atlas (depending on the predefined schedule). You as an admin would have the option to decide if this new node detected would take the form of an Orion node or not.

    NTM also lets you export network diagrams to other common formats such as PDF and PNG.

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  • Network Mapping Software for Regulatory Compliance

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    SolarWinds powerful network mapping software, Network Topology Mapper, allows you to directly address PCI compliance and other regulations that require maintenance of an up-to-date network diagram.

    • Comply with PCI, SOX, HIPAA, and FIPS 140-2 requirements to maintain up-to-date network diagrams
    • Maintain a network diagram of all connections to cardholder data
    • Fulfill regulatory requirements for preventive and detective controls

    SolarWinds® network mapping software, Network Topology Mapper (NTM), directly addresses PCI DSS requirements for maintaining a network diagram of all connections to cardholder data and keeping the network diagram current. Additionally, NTM addresses Sarbanes-Oxley, GLBA, HIPAA, US FDA 21 CFR Part 11, FIPS 140-2, and other regulations that require preventive and detective controls. Network Topology Mapper provides these controls automatically by mapping the network while alerting IT to changes on the network.

    More and more industries require data protection through security measures such as cryptography. NTM helps comply with FIPS 140-2 standards, which is especially useful with Windows computers that run in FIPS mode.

    Additionally, NTM’s scheduled scan functionality automatically generates network topology diagrams complete with changes from the last scan. This enables you to provide standards compliance documentation for today’s audit, while preserving prior audit compliance documentation for comparison and evaluation.

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  • Multi-Level Network Discovery

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    Our powerful network discovery software performs multi-level network discovery to produce an integrated OSI Layer 2 and Layer 3 network map that includes detailed device information.

    • Leverage multiple discovery methods including ICMP, SNMP, WMI, CDP, VMware®, Microsoft® Hyper-V® and more
    • Map guest virtual machines to VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V hosts

    SolarWinds Network Topology Mapper (NTM) leverages multiple network discovery methods to provide an integrated OSI Layer 2 and Layer 3 topology map that can include:

    • IP address
    • MAC address
    • DNS name
    • Node name
    • Switch port connection

    This multi-level network discovery of network infrastructure data provides network engineers with easy access to significant time-saving features, including:

    • Quick reports for any or all nodes
    • Switch and hub port reports
    • Microsoft Office® Visio® exports
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  • Auto-Detect Changes to Network Topology

    Auto-Detect Changes to Network Topology

    SolarWinds Network Topology Mapper automatically detects new devices and changes to network topology with scheduled network scanning.

    • Detect new devices and changes to network topology
    • Document network changes for regulatory compliance

    SolarWinds® Network Topology Mapper’s (NTM) scheduled scan feature monitors the network for new devices, changes, and unknown systems. Changes are immediately reflected in your network diagram, ensuring that you always have an accurate, up-to-date record of your network topology. When unknown and rogue systems are identified during scans, Network Topology Mapper alerts IT personnel with pop-up dialogues.

    Network Topology Archives for Regulatory Compliance
    Network Topology Mapper’s scheduled scan feature is also ideal for creating archives of your network diagrams as the network topology changes over time, allowing you to automatically maintain documentation for regulatory and troubleshooting purposes.

    Switch Port Connectivity
    Network Topology Mapper can routinely update your network topology map down to the switch port. Network Topology Mapper accesses managed switches and hubs to accurately diagram port connectivity, resulting in a network topology map that illustrates all nodes connected directly to a managed switch or hub.

    Schedule Updated Map Exports to Orion®
    For SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) users, Network Topology Mapper gives you the option of exporting updated network maps to the Orion Network Atlas.

    Learn More about Auto-Detect Network Topology Changes »
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System Requirements - One Software Fits All

Operating System

Windows XP – Windows 8 desktop OS and Windows Server 2003-2012

CPU

2.66Ghz processor

.Net Framework

3.5 or 4.0

Memory

500MB RAM

Hard Drive

10 GB

NOTE: The minimum server requirements listed assume default configuration. Significantly increasing the poll rate or statistic collection rate could result in additional load on the server, which may require a larger CPU or additional memory.

Must-Have Network Mapping Software Features

  • Network Inventory Management

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    Perform network inventory management of hardware assets and automate report creation with SolarWinds’ network inventory management software, Network Topology Mapper.

    • Compile detailed network inventory and system data
    • Store network inventory in standard CSV format
    • Automatically produce network hardware inventory reports
    • Store and reuse device credentials as required

    SolarWinds® Network Topology Mapper (NTM) quickly and easily compiles documentation of all devices on the network, including network hardware and Windows®, Linux®, and Macintosh® servers, workstations, and desktops.

    When you add a new device credential to Network Topology Mapper, it’s automatically added into the shared credential database within NTM. This ensures that the entered credential is stored internally and can be recalled when wanted.

    You can use built-in Network Topology Mapper reports to access your complete network inventory or use third party software, even when client nodes are offline, since the data is stored in a standard spreadsheet format.

    With Network Topology Mapper, you can even schedule automated inventory discovery to keep your network inventory up-to-date. By automating network hardware inventory reports, Network Topology Mapper delivers time and cost savings and enables IT personnel to plan effectively for system upgrades and modifications.

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  • Generate Network Reports

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    Network Topology Mapper’s robust reporting tools help you keep track of your network inventory and manage network changes with highly detailed network reports.

    • Create hardware inventory reports
    • Discover what devices are connected to specific switch ports
    • Generate network reports about your VLANs and subnets

    SolarWinds Network Topology Mapper (NTM) is a great tool for network discovery and the maintenance of hardware inventory. With Network Topology Mapper, you can create and maintain detailed network reports about all of the hardware on your network.

    Use the switch port report in Network Topology Mapper to discover which switch ports are in use and what kind of devices are plugged into them. Use Network Topology Mapper to keep track of your VLANs and subnets, and create detailed reports about device ARP cache.

    Learn More about Network Inventory Reporting »
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Datasheets

Videos

Whitepapers

  • Arp Cache Report

    Network Topology Mapper (NTM) can be used to generate reports on important aspects of any network. View this sample Arp Cache report created with NTM.

  • Inventory Report

    Network Topology Mapper (NTM) can be used to generate reports on important aspects of any network. View this sample Inventory report created with NTM.

Tech Tips

  • Discover and Map Your Network Using NTM

    SolarWinds Network Topology Mapper (NTM) can help you easily discover and map your network in minutes! Here are a few tips on how to quickly create interactive network diagrams that help understand relationships between end devices and their network layers at a glance.

  • Exporting Network Diagrams From NTM

    Network admins are often dependent on network maps for troubleshooting, design, planning, documentation, and more. Learn how SolarWinds Network Topology Mapper (NTM) allows you to export maps to Visio®, Orion® Network Atlas, PDF and PNG formats.

Product FAQ

  • Q:  How does Network Topology Mapper’s network discovery affect my network?

    A:  During network discovery, Network Topology Mapper uses a minimal amount of network bandwidth. For each type of discovery method (ICMP Ping, SNMP, WMI, etc.) Network Topology Mapper should have no noticeable effect on your network bandwidth or devices.

  • Q:  How is Network Topology Mapper licensed?

    A:  Network Topology Mapper can be installed on a single machine to provide unlimited mapping. This means that Network Topology Mapper can be installed on a laptop computer and used at any number of sites for mapping and management purposes.

  • Q:  How do I upgrade the demo version of Network Topology Mapper to the licensed version?

    A:  To upgrade to the licensed version of Network Topology Mapper, simply click the ‘Buy Now’ button in the NTM console. This simply unlocks the full feature set of NTM and makes no configuration changes to your software.

  • Q:  What are the limitations with the free Network Topology Mapper evaluation version?

    A:  Export/Import & Saving functions are disabled (except export to Visio – this is enabled with restrictions). 70% of the nodes discovered during the network scanning phase will display as ‘Evaluation Nodes’ on NTM maps. Right clicking on an Evaluation Nodes will display node information.

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Version History

v 2.1
Network Topology Mapper (NTM) v2.1 comes with enhanced node details representation, added support for VLAN MIBS and SNMP v3, minor UI updates, and bug fixes.
  • Improved Node Details Data Representation
  • Built-in Discovery Log and SNMPWALK Utility
  • Support for VLAN MIBS on Juniper®, HP®/3COM & Allied Telesys Vendor Devices
  • Support for SNMP V3 AES 192 & 256 Encryption
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v 2.0
Network Topology Mapper (NTM) introduces Microsoft® Hyper-V® support for network mapping, FIPS 140-2 compliance, scheduled export of updated maps to Orion® Network Atlas, and more.
  • Discovers and adds Microsoft Hyper-V hosts to network maps
  • Modifies node details on network maps(system generated node name, node role & management IP address)
  • Manually connects devices on network maps
  • Schedules exports of NTM Maps to Orion Network Atlas
  • Stores device credentials within NTM database for future reuse
  • Enables compliance and support for FIPS 140-2
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v 1.0
Network Topology Mapper (NTM) uses a multi-level polling method to discover all of the nodes on a network. After gathering information about the network and its nodes, NTM creates a highly detailed map that can be exported to Microsoft Visio, SolarWinds Network Atlas, and PDF formats.
  • Utilizes SNMP v1-v3, WMI, VMware, ICMP polling methods to discover network devices
  • Creates highly detailed network topology diagrams and charts changes to a network over time
  • Exports network topology diagrams to Visio, Network Atlas, and PDF formats
  • Generates hardware inventory and network reports
  • Satisfies network mapping requirements for compliance standards such as PCI/DSS and HIPAA
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To see a complete version history for SolarWinds Network Topology Mapper, please visit our release notes .

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