Running a Layer 2 Network Discovery
Layer 2 Network Discovery scans your network for devices, using the protocol(s) and settings you selected. After devices are found, you may view the new discovery results in the WhatsConnected console.
To run a Layer 2 Network Discovery:
- From the console click . The Run Discovery dialog appears.
- From the list, select the discovery configuration that you want to run. To learn more about discovery configurations, see Configuring Layer 2 Network Discovery.
- Click . The Network Discovery Setup wizard appears.
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Select an existing profile in the list, then click . The Network Discovery Setup wizard appears.
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Select an existing profile in the list, then click . The Network Discovery for the selected profile runs. Go to step 11.
- In the box, enter a discovery configuration name that identifies the network (or part of the network) you want to discover. If you are editing an existing profile, the name is entered by default.
- Select a method for discovering the network. Either or discovery, then click . For more information about discovery types, see About Layer 2 Network Discovery scan types.
- Enter an to define the starting point of either the ARP Cache discovery, or the IP ranges to use in the Ping Sweep discovery.
- Click to add your default network gateway to the .
- Click to further define the IP scope configuration of the discovery process.
To learn more about Advanced IP scope settings, see Discovery Advanced IP Scoping.
- Click . The Discovery Protocol Settings dialog appears.
- Define the SNMP and ICMP settings required to discover your network. Enter the as well as any and information for the SNMP or ICMP requests.
- Click . The wizard closes and the new discovery configuration is automatically added to the list in the Run Discovery dialog.
- Click to run the discovery process.
- When the discovery progress is complete, click . The Device Categories dialog appears. You can view network device information in this dialog or use the menu for other network viewing options. For more information, see Viewing Network Data.
For more information, see Example: Using the Discovery Setup Wizard.