2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 29, 2011 6:09 AM by Qadri

    Network Path Mapping

    Qadri

      Is it possible to map the complete network path from one network node to another network node on the LAN. The path should display all switches on the path with ports connecting each device/switch on the path.


      This was a feature available in 3Com Transcend.


       Regards,


      Qadri

        • Re: Network Path Mapping
          mavturner

          This is not currently available, but it's something we are interested in for the future. Can you provide more details about the specific use case as to why you want to do this and what you would do after you have this information (for example: just print it out, change network settings like VLAN, etc.).

          Thanks,

          Mav

            • Re: Network Path Mapping
              Qadri






              Thanks for giving an opportunity to describe the requirement.



              This is basically required to find out the bottleneck on the network path to investigate slow response, timeouts, application errors etc. This is just like a “traceroute” utility and you may name it as "tracenet" or "tracepath" or "netracker" etc. Once connecting ports and switches are known, it is quite easy to check the load and historical traffic flows.



              It will be more useful, if it can display the live load of each port on the path in different color according to set thresholds. I think is very easy to map the path after implementation of UDT in the switching environment.



              Please do let me know if you need further clarification.



              Regards,



              Muhammad Saleem