The Managed Switch Port Mapping Tool is a Windows application designed to 'map' or discover information about a network switch's ports and report on the attached devices. It does this by accessing switch internal information using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) over the network. SNMP access credentials must be provided in order to access the data in the switch. The amount of data retrieved depends on the extent of the switch manufacturer's SNMP implementation.
The Managed Switch Port Mapping Tool can retrieve essential information needed by network administrators such as the port identification or naming, status, speed and VLAN assignments. See the MAC addresses of attached devices and optionally IP addresses and device hostnames. Need help with topology? we can display LLDP, CDP, Link Aggregation (LACP/LAG/IEEE802.3ad/PAGP) information recorded by the switch showing connectivity to devices, other switches or servers.
Switch mappings can be done manually from the GUI interface or through command line parameters on a scheduled basis using Windows Task Scheduler. The results of every switch mapping are automatically saved into an SQLite database for later retrieval, searching or analysis. Results may be optionally saved to XML text files for independent analysis using spreadsheets.
10SCAPE is a partner tool we integrate with that helps to generate visual network maps from the Switch Port Mapper scans. Export the switch list and 10SCAPE can visually show devices connected to each switch and connections between switches.
*We cannot guarantee finding an IP address for every MAC address.
**We cannot guarantee finding a hostname for every IP address - DNS access is required.
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You will need to know your switch IPv4 address and SNMP v1/v2c community name or
SNMPv3 access credentials. You will also need to be sure SNMP is enabled on the
switch and you have permissions to access the internal MIBs (your computer IP may need
to be on an Access Control List (ACL) or part of a specific 'view').
Please review list long list of switches that we and our customers have tested with our software. This list includes compatibility of switches reported to us by users. The list also shows switches that do not work with this software.
See the Switch Port Mapping Tool in action. Check out these videos
before you decide to download and try it for yourself. Discover
for yourself why our customers think this is the best Switch Port
Many more videos are found here.
These links open a new window to the older videos
on our NetScanTools.com site - most are showing v1.x.
Mapping a 3Com 4800G 24 port switch.
Mapping a Cisco Catalyst 3550 switch.
Mapping a Nortel BES110 switch.
Mapping an HP ProCurve 1810G-8 switch.
Mapping a Cisco Small Business SF 300-08 switch.
Mapping an HP Procurve 2524 switch.
Mapping a Cisco Catalyst 2950 switch.