SolarWinds User Device Tracker (UDT) uses a two-step process for discovering and adding network devices: first, add your network devices to a monitor, and then add the ports on those devices to a monitor.
Adding Devices - There are multiple ways to add devices in SolarWinds UDT, and the method recommended largely depends on the number of devices you want to add. When you install and run SolarWinds UDT for the first time, the Network Sonar Discovery Wizard opens.
Adding Ports - After you have discovered network devices, use the DISCOVER MY PORTS option in Discovery Central to discover and add ports to SolarWinds UDT.
Adding Multiple Devices (Network Sonar Discovery) - SolarWinds UDT employs the easy-to-use Network Sonar Discovery Wizard to guide you in discovering devices on your network. The Network Sonar Discovery Wizard recognizes network devices already in your SolarWinds database and prevents you from importing duplicate devices.
Adding a Single Device (Node) - Use the ADD A SINGLE DEVICE option in Discovery Central if you only need to add a single device.
Device Tracker Summary – The Device Tracker Summary view provides the following resources:
Device Tracker Port Details – The Device Tracker Port Details provide the following resources:
Node and Port Data - Node and port tooltips in SolarWinds UDT provide immediate status overviews of monitored nodes and ports. For a quick overview of any monitored node or port in the web console, hover over a node or port.
SolarWinds User Device Tracker (UDT) provides you with the ability to locate a switch and port where a particular hostname, IP, or MAC address is currently connected or was connected in the past. This information can help you respond to a security or network problem.
SolarWinds User Device Tracker (UDT) sends an alarm each time a particular IP or MAC address connects to your network. When you add a computer to the watch list, the software can then see when and where that computer connects to your network.
SolarWinds User Device Tracker (UDT) provides device and port alerts you can use with the Advanced Alert Manager to monitor and respond to devices actively connecting to your network.
SolarWinds User Device Tracker (UDT) information is easily presented in a variety of formats using SolarWinds Report Writer. Report Writer is a quick and easy way for you to extract data from your database—including SolarWinds UDT statistics—for presentation in a useful form. A number of predefined SolarWinds UDT-specific reports come with your installation of SolarWinds UDT. Report Writer also enables custom SolarWinds UDT report creation, as necessary, using criteria and conditions you choose.
Track endpoint devices by MAC and IP address on wired and wireless networks.
Monitor wireless access points, and switches for performance and errors.
Always know how switches and ports are being used, and which switches are nearing capacity.