Layer 2 Discovery

Layer 2 Discovery helps network administrators/ Data center admins to visualize their complete network infrastructure with a live network map. It automatically discovers, maps and reports the complete set of devices (servers, desktops, virtual machines, firewalls etc.) present in your infrastructure in no time.

It also offers periodic network rediscovery options to keep the map up-to-date. You can export these network maps to PDF, take printouts and share it with your peer groups.

 

 

Configuration

  1. Go to Settings > Discovery > Layer 2 Discovery
  2. Layer 2 Map Name > Unique name of Map to be referred across the product
  3. Router Address > The device must be a Seed Router or an L3 Switch
  4. Start IP > The first IP of the network range
  5. End IP > The last IP of the network range
  6. Select the Discovery Mechanism: CDP, LLDP, IPROUTE, FDB, ARP
  7. Schedule Interval > Specify the interval (in days) at which the map must be re-populated.
  8. Select the respective credential and click 'Discover' to populate the map.