The Topology View Web part provides a view of the SNMP-enabled network devices and the physical organization of your network. You see the status of all the network devices that are connected to your network and you can access the reports of each device.
Icons on the topology diagram let you identify the different SNMP-enabled network devices that are found. Labels on the icon indicate the status of each device. You can double-click the icon of the device to open the Event Console. When you right-click the icon, you can access other reports of the device and run different tasks.
To view the topology diagram in the Topology View Web part, select the root device for the network topology. Before you can select a device, you must collect the data about the SNMP-enabled devices on your network. Use the Network Discovery task to discover your network resources. Make sure that the connection profile of the Network Discovery task has the SNMP turned on.
Network Discovery lets you find routers, switches, hubs, network printers, Novell NetWare servers, and the computers that are running Windows, UNIX, Linux, and Mac. The collected data is saved in the Configuration Management Database (CMDB).