By Paul Venezia | March 20, 2007, 8:35 pm
I’m a few days shy of releasing a new tool called FindMe. Essentially, it’s a Web- and telnet-based Cisco VLAN management tool that lets users modify the VLAN of their workstations, and allows admins to modify the VLAN of any system. I’ve written a bunch of code for NeDi in the past, which is a really nice network discovery package, but I found that I needed to provide some lower-level admins with an easy way to move systems from one VLAN to another, and I have a few projects in the works that will require VLAN modifications numbering in the thousands when a new network is implemented. Thus, FindMe. Check out a screenshot.
- Cisco router and switch support (IOS and CatOS)
- Locates systems by hostname, IP, or MAC address live — no polling
- Immediate VLAN switching, including popping the switchport to force Windows clients to release/renew their IP.
- Telnet-based interface supports devices without Web browsers or monitors
- Web interface written in PHP
- MySQL logging and event tracking
- Non-admins can only change the VLAN of the system accessing the tools, admins can find and change any system
- LDAP authentication (Active Directory)
- Probably more, but I just haven’t thought of it yet.
99% of these features are tested and working, so look for the release soon.
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