Address Monitoring Tools

Address monitoring tools are used to manage IP Address, MAC address and DNS name of a network.

Tools included in this category are:

IP address manager

IP Address Manager

Using this tool, network engineers can identify whether an IP Address is currently available or not. The tool helps manage the IP addresses in a static DNS environment, using pre-defined user policy. The tool scans a subnet and provides the availability status of IP addresses in that subnet. One can check whether a particular IP is reserved or available. The tool accept multiple subnet inputs, which helps in scanning your entire network to get the status of the IP Addresses.

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.

MAC Address Resolver

The tool can fetch the MAC Address for any SNMP-enabled node, with the provided IP Address. This 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 Scan

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

DHCP Scope Monitor

The 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.

DNS Resolver

Network engineers can use this tool to quickly get the host name of any node whose IP Address is known and vice versa. It also shows details like the default netmask, network type, and the status for the forward and reverse lookups.

DNS Scan

Using this 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 tool prompts that the system does not exist in the network.

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