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Integrated MAC Address Lookup

Integrated MAC Address Lookup

I'd like to see the manufacturer information in UDT.  I have a lot of different types of devices on my network and having the manufacturer linked to the MAC would be helpful for me.  I often have to jump to a website and key in various MAC ID's to get an idea of what I'm dealing with (PC, switch, HVAC controller, NAS, etc).

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Level 16

This would be terrific.  This would be very helpful with troubleshooting systems that do not have an IP or having issues with it.  When your geographicly diverse it would be a big help....

Level 14

It is also good for inventory tracking. How many workstations, printers etc...

Level 18

Could you please add more details about that inventory use case of this feature?

I'm really interested in how that compares to the (already available) OUI report.

Jiri

Level 14

Hi Jiri,

Thanks for the answer. I still can't use OUI information. Here is why.

  • I can't use the IP Address filter. Available options are MacPrefix, Company and EndPointCount. That's not enough. I need to group and count them.
  • I think the OUI database is poor (I am not sure though). We have total of 71000 device and 28.500 have unknown status. Where is the OUI db file? Can I change it the way I like or update it?
  • OUI column should be available in the IPAM also. (IPAM & UDT integration) http://thwack.solarwinds.com/ideas/1366
  • Also did you announce this OUI feature? I don't remember you did.

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Level 14

Still waiting for an answer.

Level 13

This should be available in any product that has MAC addresses, like IPAM.

This capability would be good and could be extended further as specific portions of the MAC address point to certain types of devices...

This makes it easy to determine if that unknown ip is a rogue access point attached to your network. 

Level 18

Hi,

Here are my comments:

  1. Can you please describe the use case why and how you would want to filter acc. to IP address? We need to understand the requirement exactly.
  2. Will take a look and post back.
  3. OK
  4. I'll update the What We Are Working On post soon. Or do you mean the OUI report?

Regards,

Jiri

Level 13

My use case is in IPAM or NPM to determine what a device is when it does not have SNMP.  The best thing would be to do a NMAP service version and OS detection scan and record the results.  Determining the MAC and doing a Manuf lookup would be helpful.

nmap -sC -sS -sU -sV -T3 -O -F --version-light

Level 18

Ad 2. We plan to improve the update process of the OUI database.

Jiri