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Network topology discovery L2

Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:57 pm

We inherited the management of a wireless data network, completely Layer 2, composed by:
  • Mikrotik wireless devices (about 100 devices)
  • Layer 2 switches, Mikrotik and 3rd party.
We do not have a network topology scheme.
Is there a way to automatically reconstruct the network topology using The Dude?


TIA

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Re: Network topology discovery L2

Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:50 pm

We do not have a network topology scheme.
Is there a way to automatically reconstruct the network topology using The Dude?
No....
 
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Re: Network topology discovery L2

Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:53 pm

Not that I have ever known of. Dude discovery just builds a layer 3 view of what it discovers from memory (I did it once, then deleted the results as it was of no use to me). I discovered my network by starting with the switch I was connected to and mapping things out by using lldp neighbor information, FDB info and physical inspections. A lot of effort and time consuming but worth it.
 
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Re: Network topology discovery L2

Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:31 pm

Thank you
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