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.
In the Topology View Web part you can create groups and maps to document the network, troubleshoot the subnets, or plan infrastructure expansions.
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).
The Topology View Web part does not display the SNMP-enabled devices that are discovered with the single device discovery task. When you create a Network Discovery task to collect the data for the Topology View Web part, you must set the range of the IP addresses that you want to discover.
The Topology View Web part is installed as a part of the Server Management Suite.