About the product
About Network Inventory with Network Maps in Web and Visio Toolbox
Codima Network Inventory with Network Maps in Web and Visio Toolbox is an Agentless Network Discovery tool that acts as a Hardware and Software Inventory System as well as Hardware Asset Management Software.
The Toolbox GUI is very compact with no complex menu drill downs. A layered tabbed structure automatically organises Asset views. The Toolbox is ready to go directly following a Network Discovery with no extra configuration necessary.
Each Discovery can be viewed in Web and Visio Maps for any topology with any type of environment. Whether it is wired, wireless, or virtual, Codima Toolbox will automatically generate the maps you need to “see” on your network.
The scalability has no limit as using Probes. Each Probe runs in parallel to any request.
The ITIL information is available through Enterprise View.
The Toolbox documents and enables deep exploration of the MySQL asset dbase using a consistent and compact interface that makes the product easy to use. It primarily uses the dbase created by a Network Discovery, the ITIL functionality allows a host of extra details to be added including adding extra devices. The Network Discovery can be scheduled and supports any number of Discoveries plus Historical Versions.
The Network Inventory is shown in the default display grid is to the left, each grid has a default set of columns, but extra columns can be added or columns removed. The grids are fully dynamic and generated at the client side, so support column resizing, drag bigger or smaller, and consistent capabilities such as Export, Print, Search/Filter plus Column Chooser.
Clicking on an Underlined link launches the Device Drilldown as below. The system automatically manages the huge list of metrics Codima Toolbox supports, to focus the GUI on what the user is looking at, for example; Memory Chips types, Scrap Values, detailed Location. Then the major features such as Filter, Analyse and Update Devices use the selected grid format to customise their GUIs.
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In Codima Toolbox user created Custom Fields are treated exactly the same as regular fields, and are used in Filters, Analytics and Summary features with no restrictions unlike other solutions. Custom fields are used to add user metrics like Power Rail Connection as in the example.
ITIL is a powerful IT Asset Management tool adding details to a Network Discovery that can be used by different parts of the company such as Accounts, Engineers, Stock control, and Network Support. The problem with many existing solutions is bureaucracy, and often needing extensive training, by contrast, Codima Toolbox is easy and straightforward to use. The ITIL system transforms a typically time consuming process into a fast way to quick results. Adding ITIL boosts productivity, visibility and addresses security concerns about deployed Software and Hardware.
For example, a new batch of Switches may have been purchased. In one action the Supplier, Support Details, Maintenance, and Commercial details can be added to all the new devices. A very simple action.
New devices that were not discovered by the discovery engine can be added very quickly using the popup shown below which is accessed directly from the main GUI. This covers the case with equipment that is not discovered by the Discovery Engine, maybe it is powered down or not actually a network asset such as a car.
There is an extensive set of standard views available selected by a single click.
Scan Your Entire Network in Seconds
Map Display Control
This picture shows drill down options from the Map to Inventory (including an ability to update ITIL on the drilled device ) and other Licensed features as below with a Monitoring, Alerts and Ticketing plus Software Security License as available drill options, even a Web Full function SNMP browser.
With the correct license, Maps can be viewed on remote probes in a Codima Toolbox Dashboard with live updates and full edit and display control. Traffic is animated with the Codima Toolbox Monitoring License including from remote probes.
Visio Maps use the Microsoft Standard documentation package Visio. It is used by many organisations as a standard presentation format. Visio is a very flexible drawing package and well suited to documenting simple or complex network topologies.
Visio Maps can be viewed from the Codima Toolbox web system by using the Codima Toolbox Visio download facility. The user will have full Visio editing capabilities if a copy of Visio is installed. Otherwise the free Visio Viewer can be installed to draw the Visio style picture, editing is not allowed.
Visio is a Windows rather than a Web Product and is an industry standard documentation tool, below are some Visio Maps produced after a Codima Toolbox Network Discovery.