The Managed Switch Port Mapping Tool can be purchased at www.netstools.net for $49 USD. Previous versions of this tool are available on this same site. There are no new features in the current version, but it does have the capability to indicate whether the switch is reporting an IP address or MAC address. If one of the SOHO switch manufacturers will add this capability to their switches, we will add that information to the manufacturer list. When a manufacturer adds this capability, we will also add information on their switches to the list.
**Managed Switch Port Mapping Tool Features**
There are two modes for the tool. The first mode is 'SOHO' mode and the second mode is 'Advanced' mode. The SOHO mode includes monitoring ports, spanning ports, port mapping, powering off ports, and capturing the information in an XML file. The Advanced mode includes the information from the SOHO mode plus a detailed port status report, an IP/MAC address list of all devices on the switch, and the ability to add/delete/change the device names.
The information collected by the tool is stored in an XML file and is compatible with most spreadsheet applications. It can be easily converted to a CSV (comma separated values) file or an XLS (Excel) file. The data can be viewed and sorted in Excel or filtered to view a subset of the data.
The tool can be used to check the status of all ports on the switch. This includes ports that are up, down, and spanning, and ports that are powered off. The SOHO and the Advanced modes will check all ports and will record the status of each port.
For some switches the tool will detect the presence of certain management interfaces such as web interfaces, SNMP agents, and other management tools. The tool will record the presence or absence of these interfaces.
The tool has the capability to log detected interfaces and port information for later review. The tool has the capability to create an XML file and save this file to a specified location.
The first two scripts are the most commonly executed Nmap scripts and they can be combined into one very quickly. To do so, simply substitute MAC addresses for the name of the service . The third script is used to discover hosts that have an active network adapter for a given MAC address. This script is useful when you know the MAC address of a device, but not its IP address. The fourth script is used to find hosts that have an active network adapter for a given service. This script is useful if you know the IP address but not the MAC address of the host. NetScanTools Pro has a nifty feature that allows you to easily combine the mac address and port scans to save time. To combine the scans, simply set the number of attempts to one and then set the MAC address to the MAC address of a device that you know is up and running. When you save the scan, the resulting script will be a mac and port scan with one attempt. 827ec27edc