Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Severo

Luxul Switchs and Network Topology

Recommended Posts

Severo

Hi all.

 

I started working at a new company this month and they have Domotz Pro within a Luxul Epic 5 ABR-5000. 
The network used to be 192.168.200.0/24 but they changed recently to 172.16.0.0/16. I read that Domotz won't monitor networks below /22, so I added 172.16.1.0/24 as private subnet in order to solve this issue. Now all our servers and switchs are available in devices list. 
The problem now is Network Topology. Since the last change, it doesn't work. All devices have SNMP v2c enabled. 

 

So my question is: Network topology is not working due to /16 netmask ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Giancarlo
1 minute ago, Severo said:

Hi all.

 

I started working at a new company this month and they have Domotz Pro within a Luxul Epic 5 ABR-5000. 
The network used to be 192.168.200.0/24 but they changed recently to 172.16.0.0/16. I read that Domotz won't monitor networks below /22, so I added 172.16.1.0/24 as private subnet in order to solve this issue. Now all our servers and switchs are available in devices list. 
The problem now is Network Topology. Since the last change, it doesn't work. All devices have SNMP v2c enabled. 

 

So my question is: Network topology is not working due to /16 netmask ?

 

Actually, when adding a "private subnet" to be scanned, the tool scans that part of the network with a Layer 3 only approach (i.e. MAC addresses are not retrieved). Without MAC addresses the automatic-port mapping (which is the backbone of the Network Topology) cannot perform association of Switch Ports with physical devices.

 

We are working on the possibility of adding External Private Subnets on Layer 2 (when the subnets are part of a wider network - as in your case): in this case, the tool will be able to extract MAC addresses and therefore re-create the topology. 

 

In the short terms, the recommendation is to revery back to a smaller network (max /22). Do you really need a /16 network (>1M devices on the same network)?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Severo

Hi Giancarlo.
a /16 network is not really necessary. I will set a /22 network. This way I can keep ip address for main devices.
 

Thanks for the help. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...