Diagnostic Tools


 

Diagnostic Tools is a collection of generic utilities, for day-to-day management of the system and network. The tools can be used to troubleshoot, debug connectivity issues, packet loss and latency in a LAN environment.

 

The following are the tools available in this group

 

Ping : Utility to determine whether a specific IP is accessible in the network. It helps in discovery of the status of a network device; whether the device is alive or not. Before you ping a device you can configure the ping settings like number of packets, time to live, size, and timeout.

 

Ping Scan : Utility to scan a range of IP's to check if the given range of IP addresses are accessible. The tool displays the IP Address, the response time, and the DNS name of the discovered device. This tool uses the basic PING function as a base to perform the scan.
 

SNMP Ping : Utility to check if a specific IP is SNMP enabled. It helps the network engineers to know the availability of a device and also provides basic information like DNS name, system name, location, system type, and system description. Following the SNMP discovery, if required, more details of the node can be retrieved using SNMP Tools like SNMP walker, MIB Browser and SNMP Graph
 

SNMP Scan : Utility to scan a range of IP addresses to check if the IP Addresses are SNMP enabled or not. The tool displays the IP address, response time, DNS name, system name, and system type.

Proxy Ping
: Utility to remotely initiate a PING test from a router to another IP which is remotely located. The router acts as the proxy for the target device and responds to the ping request.

 

Trace Route : Utility to record the route (route is calculated in terms of hops, i.e number of routers it crosses) through the network between the sender's IP and a specified destination IP. The user can configure the settings such as number of hops, and timeout value.

 

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