Network mapping

Today, there exist large corporate networks with literally millions of network devices spread across a wide geographical region. The capacity to monitor and regulate these networks begins with an understanding of the structure and operation of these networks. So, in all network environments, network mapping, which provides information like which devices are located on the network, which other components they communicate with directly, which communication methods they use, and more, plays a critical role in ensuring that network admins stay on top of things.

Network mapping software - Benefits

The network mapping outlines your network and any device linked to that network visually. These maps offer visuals that are easy to comprehend and demonstrate how devices perform on your network. Let's discuss why and the major benefits of mapping your network:

Visualize your network: With a network map your network and its accompanying information may be viewed. Each device linked to the network is displayed graphically using a network map. Visualizing the devices in real-time allows you to see any problems as they develop.

Easy network diagnosis and troubleshooting: In case of any issues, your network map can assist you instantly discover which devices have problems, so you can easily see where the problem lies. In this way, your network map can be the difference between knowing the exact problem location you need to work on, and hours of guesswork.

Better forecasting and planning: A Network map enables you to plan your network architecture by representing various network components. A dynamic map with up-to-date metrics can help you in making better decisions when planning upgrades and optimisations for an existing network.

OpManager: A comprehensive network mapping solution

Whether you manage a small network or a large one, it’s best to create a network map to simplify the management of your network. ManageEngine OpManager is an automated network mapping software that lets you configure and generate network maps effortlessly. It provides a complete network map of your IT infrastructure by classifying devices in your network and mapping these devices to the core router. OpManager lets you create topology maps, 3d network visualization of your rack servers, business views for monitoring critical services, and more. OpManager, an advanced network monitoring system with the help of its automated mapping feature, is able to collect, analyse and display real-time network data, and helps to scale your network.


Take a quick tour of how to create custom network maps and group devices based on your IT network management needs

 

When the number of monitored devices increases and when companies expand to multiple locations, it becomes impractical to maintain a static network map. Further, referring to a fixed network diagram in the event of a network failure or performance degradation is highly complex and an unwholesome experience. The aforementioned circumstances make it all the more necessary for a business to own a network diagram software.

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Quickly create a network map layout by choosing the appropriate credentials.

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Customize & export network maps to business views or even to Microsoft Visio.

Data Center Rack Map - ManageEngine OpManager

Physical location network view of how the devices are arranged on the Datacenter racks; helps you locate the device swiftly.

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Infrastructure displayed over real-world Google maps with automatic device status propagation.

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OpManager infrastructure maps: Automatic L2/ L3 network maps (Network views), Custom network maps (Business views), 3D floor views (Datacenter floor) and Rack views.

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3D Datacenter Floor: OpManager allows you to create an exact replica of your datacenter in 3D with all the racks.

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A sample tree network layout of an enterprise network.

Automatic Network Mapping

The IT network is forever dynamic; the static network maps often fail to capture the new changes in the network. When a network fault occurs, it becomes impossible to track the affected device or business service using the static network diagrams. With OpManager’s automated network mapping tool, administrators can:

  • Visualize their complete IT infrastructure.
  • Be assured of referring to the most up-to-date network maps, with periodic network scanning.
  • With the network topology mapper tool, construct an easy-to-view network topology map that lets one choose the network’s seed device and preferred network layout type.
  • Share network diagrams across peer groups in no time by exporting to Microsoft Visio.
  • Take control of your network topography and network topology.

Pinpoint network outages and performance degradation at–a–glance

OpManager's network mapper tool reflects the latest device and link status with color coded icons in the network maps, acting like a live Visio diagram that lets administrators:

  • Spot any network problems at-a-glimpse.
  • Quickly drill down to the problematic device or to the link from the network maps.
  • Understand relationship between the parent and the dependent devices.
  • See the intensity of the network issue identified by faithfully reproducing the network layout.
  • Prioritize network faults and start remediation actions.

Keep an eye on critical business services and custom device groups

It makes sense to group the devices that need special attention under one consolidated view even when they are spread across subnets. That’s exactly what OpManager’s custom maps or Business views section offers. Moreover, with a reliable network mapping system such as OpManager coupled with its powerful network automation features, you can map business-critical services and monitor branch offices.

Learn more about custom network maps and network topology mapping with OpManager, the automatic network diagram software.

OpManager’s custom network mapper feature lets you group the devices based on the need. Further, one can add any background images, draw a live link between devices, and even create a shortcut for a dependent business view in the parent business view. This helps to

  • Proactively identify devices or business services that need immediate attention and start resolving the bottlenecks if any.
  • Organize an enterprise network geographically.
  • Find out not just the problematic device but also where it is located, visually.
  • Create and share application or location specific network diagrams.

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