mapping network


Our network is made up of devices from various vendors - Brocade/Foundry, Cisco and HP switches - inc layer 2/3 devices. SAN From Dell, Tape Backup from Dell.

I have inherited the network with no documentation what so ever. I need info on ports, vlans etc so that I can not only understand how it was setup for also help with with upgrade/replacing all devices to one vendor - preferably HP Procurve.

I am looking for free tool to do this.

Any suggestion.

Kind Regards,

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Cor SlootIT SpecialistCommented:
You could use SpiceWorks. This is a free inventory tool with the capability to create a network map.

Trent SmithCommented:
SpiceWorks is great for finding all the devices that are on your network however to get to the granular level of checking the ports for VLANs and other information the best software I have found for this is NetBrain.  The software offers a 30 day trial and works amazing for finding a deep dive investigation for your core infrastructure.

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SYN ACKSnr Analyst Author Commented:
currently evaluating netbrain and is able to do what i wanting.
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