|Managed Switch Port Mapping Tool
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Switch Port Mapping Tool > Support > Getting StartedThe purpose of this page is to help you get started using the Switch Port Mapping Tool.
Getting Started with the Managed Switch Port Mapping Tool.
This procedure is found in greater detail in the program's help file. Please refer to it by pressing the F1 key from within the program. Locate the Getting Started section in the help file index.
Entering the target switch information
Please press Settings in the Switch Group. Then enter the IPv4 address of the switch in the IP Address field. Select the SNMP version you wish to use and enter the credentials (community name or press the SNMP v3 Settings button to define the SNMPv3 credentials).
Entering other required information
The switch will return information about
the devices connected to its ports, but it returns only MAC addresses.
We have to query other devices to obtain the IPv4 addresses associated
with those MAC addresses by getting the ARP tables.
2. We recommend leaving 'Query Switch ARP Table' and 'Query Local ARP Table' checked because the switch or your computer may have the IP to MAC associations we are looking for. We also recommend leaving Enable Ping Sweep checked -- please verify the IP range in Setup and make sure that Query Local ARP Table is checked.
3. If you want the IP addresses resolved to hostnames, check the 'Resolve IPs to Hostnames' checkbox.
Running the switch queryPress Map Ports to begin the process. Once complete the Map Ports and Settings buttons will no longer be 'grayed out' and a report will be launched for viewing in your default web browser. You can right click within the results grid to see additional options like printing.
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Last modified August 30, 2013