- 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.