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SolarWinds Network Topology Mapper Enhances Support for Virtual Environments

SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced its network mapping and discovery solution, SolarWinds Network Topology Mapper (NTM) 2.0, extended its discovery and connection of virtual hosts beyond VMware vSphere to include virtual machine mapping for Microsoft Hyper-V, enabling complete mapping visibility of network and virtual resources.

SolarWinds NTM provides automatic network mapping and discovery, exploring an entire network's routers, switches, servers, wireless access points, Voice over Internet Protocol phones, desktops, printers, and other devices, and creating comprehensive, easy-to-view and exportable network diagrams.

The latest version of SolarWinds NTM includes support for network mapping of guest virtual machines to VMware vSphere and now Microsoft Hyper-V hosts. With this new virtual host discovery, an IT pro with a mixed-virtualized environment can graphically display a complete map of the network and virtual resources in an IT infrastructure.

"SolarWinds Network Topology Mapper has grown from a smaller point solution into a comprehensive network management solution, providing the in-depth visibility of network maps that IT pros need," said Denny LeCompte, SVP of Product Strategy, SolarWinds. "SolarWinds NTM users have taken to our thwack community to help determine how we enhance our products and were instrumental in choosing the features and capabilities of this new version of SolarWinds NTM."

SolarWinds NTM 2.0 also added capabilities allowing IT pros to modify node display names, roles, IP addresses and connection relationships for customized visibility; to create device connections on network maps manually; and to store device credentials for easy future use. Users can also now schedule maps to export automatically to the Orion Network Atlas for seamless transfer of network node info into the SolarWinds Orion platform.

SolarWinds Network Topology Mapper Highlights

  • Automatically discovers and diagrams network topology
  • Maps hypervisors and virtual machines using VIM and WMI Credentials
  • Supports multiple discovery methods including SNMP, ICMP, WMI, VIM, CDP, LLDP and more
  • Exports network maps to Orion Network Atlas, Microsoft Office Visio, PDF and PNG formats
  • Delivers reports on switch ports, virtual LANs, subnets, and inventory
  • Addresses reporting needs for PCI compliance and other regulatory requirements
  • Complies with FIPS 140-2 by following FIPS-approved algorithms
Pricing and Availability SolarWinds Network Topology Mapper pricing starts at $1,495 and includes the first year of maintenance. For more information, including a downloadable, free 14-day evaluation, visit the SolarWinds website or call 866.530.8100.
Published Wednesday, November 13, 2013 7:07 AM by David Marshall
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