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SolarWinds Network Topology Mapper Review

Solarwinds Network Topology Mapper Review

Jeff Parker UPDATED: August 29, 2023

SolarWinds Network Topology Mapper is another great addition to the long line of products SolarWinds has been putting out lately.

They've positioned themselves to be the go-to Software manufacturer in the Enterprise IT market, as well as providing quite a bit of Free products for use as well.

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What We Love:

This software package is Fully Featured and ready to go out-of-the-box, with great flexibility and tremendous Auto-Discovery and Auto-mapping capabilities.

The software has the ability to automatically scan your network and associated Network devices using ICMP, SNMP, CDP, WMI and has the ability to recognize VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualized systems, along with VOIP and printing devices as well.

The software then generates very detailed and comprehensive network topology maps, diagrams and presentations from the gather information and has the ability to build multiple types of network maps from a Single scan.

If changes are made on your network by utitilizing regularly scheduled scans to ensure you have up-to-date network records of changes made to your network or new devices that have been discovered on your network.

The ability to export Diagrams to multiple file formats including PNG or PDF and other programs such as Microsoft Visio and Orion Network Atlas. Visio SmartShapes are used when exporting to Microsoft Visio to properly map all devices, nodes and connections.

Solarwinds Network Mapper Review


  • Uses autodiscover for automated mapping, great for larger more complex networks
  • Uses multiple protocols to identify network devices, ICMP, SNMP, WMI, and CDP
  • Designed to work in virtual environments and supports both VMWare and Hyper-V hosting
  • Can build static maps and include devices from your network for capacity planning and testing


  • Would like to see a longer trial period

System Requirements:

Minimum Processor: 2.66Ghz Processor

Memory/Ram: 500MB RAM

Hard disk Space: 10 GB Disk Space

Screen Display: Any

Graphics: Any

Recommended Operating System: Windows XP – Windows 8 desktop OS and Windows Server 2003-2012

Other Requirements: .Net Framework 3.5 or Later 

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