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After discovery, I was presented with a list of a few hundred devices, as well as the IP and services each device supports. As is usually the case, some devices were not correctly identified. Switches running HTML servers for their configuration interfaces, for example, showed up as HTML servers, and workstations running SMTP often were identified as mail servers. Our actual mail server was identified as a Linux server.

Once I had correctly identified the discovered devices on the network, WUP placed them in default groups with subgroups defined by subnet address. User-defined grouping is also possible, but the groups must be statically and manually created. There are no automated options, such as using OID (Object Identifier) or structured names for populating groups. Not good on a frequently changing network.


• SQL database
• Parent/child relationships reduce polling overhead
• Flexible notification--as always
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