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Introduction to UDT

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SolarWinds User Device Tracker (SolarWinds UDT) gives you the ability to monitor devices, ports, and users for your network. You can analyze your port usage and capacity and be alerted to issues before or as soon as they occur.

SolarWinds UDT finds where devices are connected in your network and offers detailed information about capacity analysis. UDT regularly polls switches and routers for information about what is connected to them. Based on this information, SolarWinds UDT stores current and historical information about device connections. It also provides alerts and reports about devices connected to the network. For capacity analysis, SolarWinds UDT can report on how many ports are used on switches currently, as well as over time, so you can better understand the true utilization of the ports on your switches.

UDT also polls Active Directory domain controllers event logs for user login activity and based on it provides current and historical views of endpoints to which users have been connected on the network.

SolarWinds UDT provides focused device and port monitoring for network engineers. Other features that SolarWinds UDT include:

  • Discover IPv4 and IPv6 devices
  • Quickly find where a device (MAC address, host name or IP Address) or user is connected on the network
  • Provides port capacity analysis for a switch (how many ports are being used, including both monitored and un-monitored ports)
  • Configure a watchlist to track when specific devices would show up on the network
  • Create an alert when monitored devices show up on the network
  • Provides enhanced network topology mapping
  • Generates 7 new predefined reports on connected devices, device capacity, and AD users
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