NetworkView is an easy to use tool that provides a graphical view of network devices and topology. With NetworkView you can get a quick overview of your network, whether it is a small office or a corporate network.
NetworkView uses multiple methods such as ICMP, MDNS, SSDP, DNS, NetBIOS, SNMP MIB-2, Bridge MIB, LLDP, CPD and propietary MIB’s to discover devices and generates a graphical representation of your network. NetworkView generates views of both logical and physical network structure. Virtual structure representation is also displayed for wireless systems (Cisco, Aruba/Alcatel-Lucent and Fortinet).
NetworkView identifies hundreds of network infrastructure devices and shows graphical views with advanced capabilities including representation of switch stacks and device clusters, user devices to switches physical port connections and user wireless access points associations (Cisco, Aruba/Alcatel-Lucent, Fortinet and Aerohive).
Logical views show the Layer 3 network structure and represent the IP networks and the logical interconnections of the IP interfaces of the devices.Different IP networks are interconnected by IP router devices.
The top level logical view is the Logical infrastructure map showing the IP networks, routers and their interconnections.
IP network symbols can be zoomed to show the devices logically connected to the IP network.
Physical views show the Layer 2 network structure and represent the physical interconnections between network infrastructure devices (switches).
The Physical infrastructure map is the top level physical view showing the network backbone showing the Layer 2 infrastructure devices and their physical links. Layer 2 devices can be zoomed to show its physical endpoint devices.
LACP link aggregates (LAG) and Spanning Tree (STP) blocked links are also visualized in the physical infrastructuremaps.
Click a device symbol to obtain detailed information including the access device used to physically connect to the wired network (switch, port, speed and VLAN). Multiple wired connections and wireless connections are also handled.
Using the symbol popover you also connect to devices supporting some remote access protocol (Apple RDP, HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet and SSH).
Symbol popovers also displays the device IP interfaces table and the ports table for Layer 2 devices including MAC addresses, port speeds, link aggregate group (LAG) membership and VLAN information.
If there is network connectivity to the device, port status is also displayed. Status values includes connected, not connected, administratively disabled or Spanning Tree (STP) blocked.
Although the main objective of NetworkView is to automatically monitor network resources, you can modify the properties of the existing device symbols and add and remove symbols and connections.
Stackable switch symbols can be edited to set the number or units and the exact model of each unit.