- Automatic discovery of network topology using ICMP, SNMP, WMI, CDP, VMware®, Microsoft® Hyper-V®, and more
- Generate comprehensive, highly detailed network maps and networks
- Build multiple maps from a single scan without the hassle of rescanning the entire network
- 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
- Get a clear picture of what’s connected to a specific node
SolarWinds® Network Topology Mapper (NTM) automatically discovers every device on the network, including routers, switches, servers, wireless access points (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. For any SNMPv3 credentials you specify, it uses FIPS-compliant algorithms to encrypt credentials. Now, NTM allows you to automatically save credentials for future network scans.
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, NTM compiles the information into a cohesive, easy-to-view network diagram with node icons and labels indicating switch port information. In addition, NTM features a standard switch ports report that provides a table of information about all connected nodes. You can also modify node details (node name, node role, and management IP address) and manually connect nodes.
The comprehensive network topology discovery method of SolarWinds NTM provides a view of the entire network, as well as the ability to limit the view to individual network segments. 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.
NTM’s Add Neighbors feature lets you right-click on a node to get a clear picture of what's connected.