Address Monitoring Tools

The Address monitoring utilities is a suite of tools for day-to-day monitoring and management of DNS names, IP and MAC addresses. Address monitoring tools are used to manage DNS name, IP and MAC address of a network.

Address Monitoring Tools

Why must OpUtils be used for monitoring a heterogeneous network environment?

OpUtils is a Switch port and IP address management software that helps network engineers manage their switches and IP's with ease. Businesses increasingly rely on their networks and resources for basic operations. ManageEngine OpUtils with its suite of 30+ tools, addresses the need of network engineers for troubleshooting connectivity issues and on-demand monitoring of the network.

ManageEngine OpUtils provides the following utilities for performing address monitoring operations.

Tools included in this category are:

  • IP Address Manager - Utility to help you keep track of all your IP's.
  • Rogue Detection - Utility to scan your routers, subnets, switches, gateway servers, etc., periodically and detects the wireless / wired rogue systems, devices, access points, and more.
  • MAC Address Resolver - Utility to resolve MAC address from host name and vice versa. This tool also discovers the physical address of a device and maps it with the corresponding IP's.
  • MAC Address Scan - Utility to lookup MAC addresses for a range of IP's. The tool also displays the port number, community, MAC address, DNS name, system name, and system type
  • DHCP Scope Monitor - Utility to find the used and available IP's in the scopes of the DHCP server
  • DNS Resolver - A general-purpose data query tool chiefly used for translating host name into IP's and vice versa.
  • DNS Scan - Utility to scan a range of IP addresses for translating it into the domain name.

IP Address Manager

IP Address Manager (IPAM) helps you keeping track of all your IP addresses. IP monitoring tool allows you to define a hierarchy to add all your subnets based on their usage/location and then scan them to get the current status.

Using this tool, network engineers can identify whether an IP address is currently available or not. The IP address monitoring software helps to manage the IP addresses in a static DNS environment, using pre-defined user policy. The IP address monitor tool helps in monitoring IP's by scanning a subnet and provides the availability status of IP addresses on that subnet. One can check whether a particular IP is reserved or available. The IP address monitoring tool accept multiple subnet inputs, which helps in scanning your entire network to get the status of the IP addresses. Know more»

IP Address Manager

During a restructuring of our facility we put OpUtils to the test verifying all our IP"s. It worked perfectly at pinpointing old addresses not used and saved us serious time organizing our approach. Many Thanks!

- Jeffrey Lane, IT Administrator, The Automaster Motor Co.

Rogue Detection

When OpUtils detects a new MAC address in the network either through periodic or manual scanning of subnets, the device gets added to this result as a rogue device. Initially, all the discovered MAC addresses will be shown here. The administrator has to verify the list and delete the valid devices. This is a one time configuration after scanning the entire network. Later on, if any new MAC address is found during the scanning process, it gets listed here.

OpUtils periodically scans the routers and subnets to detect any new systems/devices found in the network. Initially it lists all the systems/devices discovered in the network. The Administrator has to verify and mark all the valid systems/devices in the network. Know more»

Rogue Detection

MAC Address Resolver

The MAC address resolver can fetch the MAC address for any SNMP-enabled node, with the provided IP address. This MAC address monitoring tool also discovers the physical address of a device and maps it with the corresponding IP address. In addition to showing the MAC address, the tool also shows the SNMP availability, IP address, DNS name, port number, community, system type, and system description.

MAC Address Resolver

MAC Address Scan

The MAC address scan tool scans a given range of IP's and displays the MAC addresses for various devices available in the given range. This MAC address monitoring tool also displays the port number, community, MAC address, DNS name, system name, and system type.

MAC Address Scan

DHCP Scope Monitor

The DHCP scope monitor, which is a type of IP address monitoring tool fetches all the scopes that are defined in the DHCP server and displays the total (used and available) IP addresses in each scope. When the number of available IP addresses falls below a defined value, the display turns red to indicate the criticality.

DHCP Scope Monitor

DNS Resolver

Network engineers can use DNS resolver to quickly get the host name of any node whose IP address is known and vice versa. This IP address monitoring software also shows details like the default net mask, network type and the status for the forward and reverse lookups.

DNS Resolver

DNS Scan

Using the DNS scan tool, one can scan a range of IP addresses to see whether the forward and reverse lookup actions are working fine for the devices. It also shows the response time. In cases where an IP is not used in the network, the monitoring IP address tool prompts that the system does not exist in the network.

DNS Scan

For more details on each of the tools, refer to the Address Monitoring Tools section in the online help.