Network mapping is a process used to discover new devices, interfaces and visualize physical and virtual network connectivity. Network mapping helps in breaking down the network thereby simplifying network maintenance and management. This is done with the help of a network mapping software or tool. Network scanners detect the network with all its components and delivers the list of devices. This can be used to create a network map or a network topology. Network mapping tools integrate the process of scanning and mapping and maps a network automatically. OpManager, the automated network mapping software lets you configure and generate network maps effortlessly.
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.
Physical location network view of how the devices are arranged on the Datacenter racks; helps you locate the device swiftly.
OpManager infrastructure maps: Automatic L2/ L3 network maps (Network views), Custom network maps (Business views), 3D floor views (Datacenter floor) and Rack views.
3D Datacenter Floor: OpManager allows you to create an exact replica of your datacenter in 3D with all the racks.
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 automatic network mapping tool, administrators can:
OpManager's network mapper reflects the latest device and link status with color coded icons in the network maps, acting like a live Visio diagram that lets administrators:
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.
Learn more about custom network maps and network topology mapping with OpManager, the automatic network diagram software.