Have you ever used Netdisco in your networking environment?

Im curious how many of you have used Netdisco for finding devices on your network quickly. Armed with just a MAC address I can quickly find out which port on which switch a device is connected to. It has tons of great features aside from a Fluke Linksprinter I can search and locate with ease. Have you used this? I’m curious who else uses it.

See the demo at: http://netdisco2-demo.herokuapp.com/

Netdisco is a web-based network management tool designed for network administrators. Data is collected into a PostgreSQL database using SNMP.

Some of the things you can do with Netdisco:

Locate a machine on the network by MAC or IP and show the switch port it lives at
Turn off a switch port, or change the VLAN or PoE status of a port
Inventory your network hardware by model, vendor, software and operating system
Pretty pictures of your network

I’ve looked into it, but haven’t taken the time to install it anywhere. It
looked a little on the clumsy side for setup, and most environments
already have Observium for SNMP graphic with some support for locating
devices by MAC and seeing the topology graphically.

This looks interesting, I’ll take a look!