How to Use SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset v11 for Network Management
If you are looking for a comprehensive network software with over 60 must-have tools for your needs, you might want to check out SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset v11. This software can help you with automated network discovery, real-time monitoring and alerting, powerful diagnostic capabilities, enhanced network security, and integration with SolarWinds NPM solution[^2^].
In this article, we will show you how to use some of the most popular tools in Engineer's Toolset v11, such as WAN Killer, IP Address Manager, MIB Browser, Network Performance Monitor, and Response Time Monitor. These tools can help you perform network stress tests, manage IP addresses and DHCP scopes, browse and search MIBs and OIDs, plan network capacity, and diagnose response-time problems within your network.
WAN Killer is a tool that allows you to interactively test connections and adjust the IP traffic generated to achieve the desired network load based on your requirements. You can use it to study network activities, test traffic and load balancing, and simulate different scenarios without using real traffic[^2^].
To use WAN Killer, follow these steps:
Launch WAN Killer from the Engineer's Toolset Launchpad.
Select the source and destination IP addresses for the traffic. You can also specify the port number, packet size, and packet delay.
Click Start to begin sending traffic. You can monitor the bandwidth utilization and packets per second on the graphs.
Adjust the bandwidth percentage slider to increase or decrease the traffic load.
Click Stop to end the traffic generation.
IP Address Manager
IP Address Manager is a tool that helps you identify free and in-use IP addresses, manage IP address mapping, monitor IP address conflicts, and scan subnets for IP address availability[^2^].
To use IP Address Manager, follow these steps:
Launch IP Address Manager from the Engineer's Toolset Launchpad.
Add a subnet by clicking Add Subnet on the toolbar. Enter the subnet address, mask, description, and SNMP credentials.
Click Scan to discover the IP addresses within the subnet. You can also schedule automatic scans at regular intervals.
View the IP address status, hostname, MAC address, response time, and last boot time on the table. You can also edit or delete any IP address entry.
Use the filters and search options to find specific IP addresses or subnets.
MIB Browser is a tool that helps you browse and search MIBs and OIDs, view MIB definitions and values, perform SNMP GET and WALK operations, and import new MIBs into your database[^2^].
To use MIB Browser, follow these steps:
Launch MIB Browser from the Engineer's Toolset Launchpad.
Select a device from the Device list or add a new one by clicking Add Device on the toolbar. Enter the device name or IP address, SNMP version, community string, and port number.
Browse the MIB tree on the left pane and select an OID to view its definition and value on the right pane.
Use the Search option to find a specific OID by name or description.
Use the GET or WALK buttons to perform SNMP operations on the selected OID or device.
Use the Import option to add new MIBs to your database from a file or URL. 061ffe29dd