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The Network
Mapping Tool

For Network Administrators

Discover how UVexplorer can help you
discover and document your network.

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UVexplorer is a simple, cost-effective network mapping tool solution that helps network administrators identify, track, and troubleshoot their IT infrastructure.

UVexplorer Server is a web-based version of UVexplorer that rolls up multiple UVX agents into a dashboard and is targeted at large enterprises and MSPs.

UVexplorer provides fast, accurate discovery of your network devices and the connections between them.

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UVexplorer captures detailed device inventory data, and automatically generates detailed network maps that visualize your network’s structure and connectivity right down to the port level, including wireless and virtual infrastructure.

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UVexplorer can export network maps and device information into Lucidchart with the Lucidchart Connector, and in the Microsoft Visio, PDF, HTML, and SVG file format.

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UVexplorer integrates directly into Paessler’s PRTG Network Monitor solution with the PRTG Connector to combine UVexplorer’s advanced discovery, inventory, and mapping features with PRTG’s powerful network monitoring capabilities.


Network Device Discovery

UVexplorer is an auto-discovery solution that can discover, map, and collect inventory details for all the IP devices on your network. Using industry standard protocols, UVexplorer can quickly discover everything from routers and switches to servers, workstations, and virtual machines. Need to have more visibility into the wireless or virtual parts of your network? UVexplorer can discover your wireless components including what devices are connected to each wireless AP. Got VMware? UVexplorer can help discover devices on your network that are running as virtual machines and what host they that are currently running on. Within just a few minutes, UVexplorer can discover and visualize all of your network components in a simple and easy-to-use interface.


Network Maps

No more out-of-date maps! You read that right! No more out-of-date maps! UVexplorer was built with the intelligence to gather detailed topology for any type of environment making it the best network mapping tool available. Whether it is wired, wireless, or virtual, UVexplorer will automatically generate the maps you need to “see” everything on your network.
UVexplorer supports mapping features such as:

  • Static Maps – Do it yourself (with help from UVexplorer’s discovery and connectivity details)
  • Dynamic Maps – We will do it for you
    • Layer-2 topology maps (port-level connectivity)
    • VLAN maps
    • Wireless Association maps
    • Virtual Association maps


Inventory Reports

Maps are the “eye-candy” but what good are maps if you don’t have the details to go with them? UVexplorer contains device- specific collection techniques to find all the data you will need to create comprehensive asset reports for your IT infrastructure. Just some of the most basic reports include:

  • Asset Detail – Make / Model / Serial Numbers
  • Device Connectivity – Port-to-Port connectivity
  • Software Inventory – Installed software across your network.
  • Computer Systems
  • Operating Systems – OS varieties are installed across the network.


Configuration Backup

Backup the ‘Startup’ and ‘Running’ configurations of your network devices, such as routers, switches, and firewalls. The configuration file is typically a text document that contains all the settings, parameters, and instructions for network device. It also controls how it manages network traffic. 

Track how device configurations change over time. Every discovery will compare the current configuration backups with the new configurations. If there are changes then the new config will be backed up. Multiple configs can be backed up and stored in UVexplorer. You can compare backed up configurations easily and see what changes have been made. 

Access backed-up device configurations when you need to restore failed devices, or configure devices for the first time. Be sure to setup your SSH credentials in order to properly access the configs from UVexplorer.


Export Maps and Reports

If you need advanced diagramming capabilities, UVexplorer lets you export network maps and device details into the Lucidchart and Microsoft Visio diagramming tools. Since Lucidchart is a web-based application, you can use Lucidchart to share and collaborate on network diagrams with co-workers. UVexplorer can also export network maps and all inventory reports to a variety of external file formats, including PDF, Microsoft Excel, CSV, Plain text, SVG, and more.


Detect Network Changes and Differences

UVexplorer can automatically detect and notify when devices and/or topology changes on any segment of your network. Your IT environment is changing all the time, and you can’t be the last one to know that a new device is on the network. UVexplorer’s scheduled discovery feature allows you to:

  • Be notified when new devices attach or change on your network
  • Know where those changes are happening right down to the switch port.
  • Capture the changes through discovery snapshots that can be maintained by scheduled discoveries.

With UVexplorer’s discovery history, you can review and report on what changes have happened on your network over time. These snap-shots can be invaluable in maintaining regulatory documentation and network troubleshooting.


Monitor Your Network

UVexplorer can now monitor and notify you when critical network services experience unexpected outages or performance problems. As an IT administrator, you have only so much “bandwidth” with which to watch over your IT infrastructure. Now, UVexplorer can increase that bandwidth by intelligently monitoring critical IT resources while you tend to more pressing issues.

With monitors such as:

  • Ping and Latency monitors
  • Service / TCP port monitors
  • CPU load monitors
  • Disk utilization monitors
  • Custom SNMP / WMI monitors
  • and SNMP bandwidth monitors


UVexplorer will give you visibility into the current state of your network and alert you to areas of trouble. Oh, and did we mention; there is no additional cost!

PRTG Network & Enterprise Monitor Connector

If you monitor your network with PRTG Network or Enterprise Monitor, UVexplorer makes a great companion product to PRTG. UVexplorer integrates directly into your PRTG console to provide the following powerful features:

Enhanced Discovery of Network Devices and Connectivity

UVexplorer’s discovery is fast, detailed, and accurate. Run network discoveries from UVexplorer, and export discovered devices to PRTG for monitoring.

Automatic Device Sensor Configuration.

When UVexplorer exports devices to PRTG, it automatically configures sensors on those devices in PRTG. Specifically, UVexplorer can automatically configure the following PRTG sensors:

  • Ping Sensors
  • SNMP Uptime, CPU, Memory, and Traffic/Interface Sensors
  • WMI Uptime, CPU, Memory, and Disk Space Sensors


However, that is only the start. UVexplorer also provides the ability to use device templates when exporting devices to PRTG. Simply bind UVexplorer device categories or groups to PRTG device templates and UVexplorer will do all the work of “cloning” those templates when a new device is created (or updated) in PRTG.

Learn more about exporting network maps into PRTG!

Enhanced Network Maps

UVexplorer automatically creates detailed maps of your network, including details about how your devices are connected at the port level. UVexplorer makes high-quality maps quickly, and then export them to PRTG. This gives you great maps in PRTG, with UVexplorer doing most of the work automatically. Now you will have a solution where your network diagrams match what you see in PRTG.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Any map in UVexplorer can be exported to Microsoft Visio, LucidChart, PDF or SVG. 

Scheduled Network Discoveries

UVexplorer keeps your PRTG devices, sensors, and network maps continuously up-to-date by running network discoveries on a scheduled basis (hourly, daily, weekly, etc.) After completing a scheduled discovery, UVexplorer automatically exports new devices and updated maps to your PRTG server, and also configures sensors on any new devices.

UVexplorer can be configured to only import the devices and maps for those already in PRTG. For those clients that have PRTG configured, this is the best method to not change or drastically adjust their current PRTG setup.

Detailed Device Inventory

UVexplorer discovers detailed inventory information about your network devices, and lets you run reports across all devices on your network. The following inventory data and reports are available:

  • Asset details (make, model, serial number)
  • Operating System Version
  • Software Inventory
  • Network Interfaces, Bridgeports, and VLANs
  • Device Connectivity


UVexplorer device inventory data can be viewed directly within the PRTG web console under the Categories and Details tabs.

Query Device Status From PRTG

In addition to exporting devices, sensors, and maps to PRTG, UVexplorer also queries device status (Up, Down, etc.) from PRTG so that device status can be viewed within UVexplorer’s maps and reports. This allows PRTG’s monitoring platform to enhance UVexplorer’s network discovery and mapping capabilities.


Learn more about exporting network maps into PRTG!