Click the plus sign (+) next to Switch Port. In the Switch Port drop-down, select the port number. From the lower Switch Port drop-down, click Create Template. The Switch Port template form is displayed. The top of the form contains fields for naming the template, and the bottom contains fields for defining switch port parameters. In the Template Name field, enter a name for the template. Enable the Track and Remote switches for the input port (for receiving and mapping MIDI data) and the Remote Output switch (for visual feedback on the controller). The exact configuration can vary depending on your MIDI device. To create a MIDI mapping: Turn MIDI map mode on: Mac: CMD + m, Windows: Ctrl + m.
What is Network Mapping?
Network mapping is a process used to discover new devices, interfaces and visualize physical and virtual network connectivity. Network mapping provides complete visibility into your IT infrastructure. Network mapping solutions aid in simplifying network monitoring by pinpointing network faults.
What is needed in a network mapping software?
A network infrastructure mapping software must have a network scanner and a network mapper. Network scanners detect the devices in the IT infrastructure. A network mapper maps all the primary switches to the core router, followed by mapping access switches to the primary switch. To a network admin, it is an advantage If the network map software has an automation feature for periodic scanning.
ManageEngine OpManager - Comprehensive network topology mapping software
OpManager is an automated network mapping software that lets you configure and generate network maps effortlessly. It provides a complete network map of your IT infrastructure by classifying devices in your network and mapping these devices to the core router. OpManager lets you create topology maps, 3d network visualization of your rack servers, business views for monitoring critical services, and more.
Automate network map; visualize and pinpoint network outages and performance degradation with OpManager
When the number of monitored devices increases and when companies expand to multiple locations, it becomes impractical to maintain a static network map. Further, referring to a fixed network diagram in the event of a network failure or performance degradation is highly complex and an unwholesome experience. The aforementioned circumstances make it all the more necessary for a business to own a network diagram software.
Quickly create a network map layout by choosing the appropriate credentials.
Customize & export network maps to business views or even to Microsoft Visio.
Physical location network view of how the devices are arranged on the Datacenter racks; helps you locate the device swiftly.
Infrastructure displayed over real-world Google maps with automatic device status propagation.
OpManager infrastructure maps: Automatic L2/ L3 network maps (Network views), Custom network maps (Business views), 3D floor views (Datacenter floor) and Rack views.
3D Datacenter Floor: OpManager allows you to create an exact replica of your datacenter in 3D with all the racks.
A sample tree network layout of an enterprise network.
Automatic Network Mapping
The IT network is forever dynamic; the static network maps often fail to capture the new changes in the network. When a network fault occurs, it becomes impossible to track the affected device or business service using the static network diagrams. With OpManager’s automatic network mapping tool, administrators can:
- Visualize their complete IT infrastructure.
- Be assured of referring to the most up-to-date network maps, with periodic network scanning.
- With the network topology mapper tool, construct an easy-to-view network topology map that lets one choose the network’s seed device and preferred network layout type.
- Share network diagrams across peer groups in no time by exporting to Microsoft Visio.
- Take control of your network topography and network topology.
Pinpoint network outages and performance degradation at–a–glance
OpManager's network mapper reflects the latest device and link status with color coded icons in the network maps, acting like a live Visio diagram that lets administrators:
- Spot any network problems at-a-glimpse.
- Quickly drill down to the problematic device or to the link from the network maps.
- Understand relationship between the parent and the dependent devices.
- See the intensity of the network issue identified by faithfully reproducing the network layout.
- Prioritize network faults and start remediation actions.
Keep an eye on critical business services and custom device groups
It makes sense to group the devices that need special attention under one consolidated view even when they are spread across subnets. That’s exactly what OpManager’s custom maps or Business views section offers. Moreover, with a reliable network mapping system such as OpManager, you can map business-critical services and monitor branch offices.
Learn more about custom network maps and network topology mapping with OpManager, the automatic network diagram software.
Visio Switch Port Map Template
- Proactively identify devices or business services that need immediate attention and start resolving the bottlenecks if any.
- Organize an enterprise network geographically.
- Find out not just the problematic device but also where it is located, visually.
- Create and share application or location specific network diagrams.