Network mapping is a process used to discover new devices, interfaces and visualize physical and virtual network connectivity. Network mapping provides complete visibility into your IT infrastructure. Network mapping solutions aid in simplifying network monitoring by pinpointing network faults.
A network infrastructure mapping software must have a network scanner and a network mapper. Network scanners detect the devices in the IT infrastructure. A network mapper maps all the primary switches to the core router, followed by mapping access switches to the primary switch. To a network admin, it is an advantage If the network map software has an automation feature for periodic scanning.
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 visualizations of your rack servers, business views for monitoring critical services, and more.
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. Moreover, with a reliable network mapping system such as OpManager, 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.