FeaturesHere are some of the favorite uses for this tool:
- Locate a machine on the network by MAC or IP and show the switch port it lives at.
- Turn Off a switch port while leaving an audit trail. Admins log why a port was shut down.
- Inventory your network hardware by model, vendor, switch-card, firmware and operating system.
- Report on IP address and switch port usage: historical and current.
- Pretty pictures of your network.
- Central location to disable/enable switch ports.
Network administrators can disable and enable ports without having to know enable or privilege passwords. Reasons for switching on/off ports are logged for end-of-the-year auditing and reporting. Non-IOS savvy managers can control port access from a familiar browser interface. This feature was designed with a University Residential Networks (ResNet) in mind.
Only users you specify in Netdisco will have access to switch off a port. Netdisco will also not allow people to switch off uplink ports by accident.
- MAC Address to switch port resolution.
- IP Address to switch port resolution.
- Find Switch Ports with multiple nodes attached
- Find nodes using multiple IP addresses
- Find nodes by vendor (using MAC address OUI)
- View and Change VLAN assigned to port
- SSID And Channel Information on wireless ports
- Navigation through a Web Interface. Maintenance through a Command Line Interface (CLI).
- Database store for scalability and speed (Postgresql).
- Easily extendible to new network device types and vendors.
- Built-in user system to restrict access to sensitive data and features.
Network Administration and Security
- Administratively enable/disable switch ports from web interface with logging.
- Automatic inventory and search of network hardware.
- Duplex Mismatch Finder for uplink ports.
- Find rogue Wireless Access Points (APs) from the wired-side of network.
- Netdisco creates a clickable graph/map of your network topology.
- Get statistics of the number of actual nodes connected to network and their address-space usage.
- Optional integration with a Pinnacle Database.
- Inventory of Network Devices:
- by Operating System (IOS,CatOS,HP...)
- by Model, Vendor, OSI Layer, DNS Name
- Find devices using IP Addresses without DNS entries.