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I currently use Level Platforms to monitor my clients networks. I really like the product and do not want to change if possible. Now that they are owned by AVG they are doing some things differently as far as pricing goes.

I have devices that I don't monitor but I use the product to keep track of them. For instance I have postage machines with IP addresses. Currently I have them discovered and I can keep  notes about them and this helps make sure I don't hand out duplicate IP addresses.  If I continue this, I will get billed for these devices.

Other examples are IP phones, small printers and linksys WAP.

Their solution is to exclude these IP addresses from being scanned. If I do that, I won't have a way of knowing they exist and what they are.

I am looking for some free or very inexpensive software that will let me keep track of all IP devices on a network. Preferably it can run remotely but I realize I may have to install it on a server at each site. Level Platforms does most of what I need so I am not looking for a full featured product but I am open to changing if I have to.
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by:Ram Balachandran
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OCS inventory is open source software for hardware inventory, including IP adresss and other details.

You need a server [ application ] and client agents [ can be executed via login script ] so that you keep your assets upto date and much more

Click here to download
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Dirk Mare earned 500 total points
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You can try software called "The Dude"
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by:ajdratch
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The Dude looks like it will work if there is a way it will display IP address along with the name of the device
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by:ajdratch
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This will work. I can click devices on the left and see all the IP address
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