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By TZapf ·
I'm looking for some software to map our network. We have a NT Server based network with Win95 workstations. Ideally I would like the software to discover the devices on its own, resolving network names and IP addresses and have built in editing features to organize and enhance the map. Does anybody have any suggestions, I have tried a few programs such as What's Up, Visio and Netviz, but neither of these has both the power to discover and gather info. about the devices, and the editing features to graphically display the network

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by Inspectorclave In reply to Network Mapping

We use a product by Computer Associates called "Unicenter TNG Framework". Don't be fooled. "Unicenter TNG" is not free. In fact, I have seen prices range in upwards of $250,000. However, the "Unicenter TNG Framework" IS free. It is simply a "repository" or the like for other IT products from CA. Upon installation on a server, it will automatically detect every subnet that the server is connected to as well as all devices and their IP addresses. You can download (or request a free CD) of the Framework from CA's site at www.cai.com.

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by net_know In reply to Network Mapping

Hello,

You have a very common request and there are various products at various price ranges that fit your request. As you seem to be a NT based company, we generally recommend NT solutions. Based on what you are requesting, I would suggest either HP OpenView for NT or SNMPc, depending on how many devices you wish to map. To give you an idea of price, try our web site at http://www.net-know.co.uk/services/qqsupplynms3.html. I hope this helps.

Best regards,

Peter Groom
Network Knowledge Limited (network management specialists)
http://www.net-know.co.uk
pgroom@net-know.co.uk

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by jewright In reply to Network Mapping

If cost is a big concern here you will need to use a pencil and a piece of paper.

If you have $1200 bucks and a week to set it up, SMS 2.0 from Microsoft is the way to go. I have spent a great deal of time with Unicenter, HP Openview and SMS and have to say that SMS is the best out there right now.

Good Luck.....Jeremy

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