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IP Scanner and SNMP Scanner Tool


The IP scanner and SNMP Scanner Tool is used to discover existing hosts in an IP address range. If these hosts supports SNMP they are fully discovered with SNMP. The LoriotPro IP scanner and SNMP scanner tool updates the LoriotPro directory with the found hosts and applies the polling parameters. In a short delay the discovered host are under polling and monitoring.

The IP scanner and SNMP Scanner tool is very useful to discover hosts that do not use a default router and therefore that cannot be discovered by the LoriotPro SNMP discover process (no  arp entries in its table).

The IP scanner function could be used to discover hosts on network portions where SNMP is not authorized or not activated.

The IP scanner and SNMP Scanner tool can be started for a one shot discover.
The IP scanner and SNMP Scanner tool optionally fills the Directory with new discovered objects.


IP scanner SNMP Scanner

Statring IP scanner

From the contextual menu of a network object, select the option:

IP Scanner

IP scanner

Remark: If you want to add the new discovered objects in a specific container, you should preliminary select it in the Directory. If you start it with a network object as default object, the IP address range will be automatically set with the right value.
IP Scanner

IP range selection

From the main menu

IP SNMP discover scanner

The IP Start Address field and IP Stop Address field are set with the right IP address range.

IP range

The scan could be performed either with the ICMP (Ping) or the SNMP version V1/V2c protocole.

SNMP scan

If you check the ‘Snmp Scan’ option, the process will use RO Snmp Community to carry out the request.

If you want that the discovered hosts are inserted in the Directory, you should check the ‘Add / Update Hosts Database’ option.

update directory

Table of options of the  IP Scanner tool



Add/Update Entry

If this option is checked, the discovered hosts will be added to the Directory.

Remark: If this option is not checked, the other options of the  ‘Add /Update Hosts Database’ zone are not used.

DNS Resolve

The tool tries to resolv the host name with a DNS query.

Remark: This option slows down the scanning drastically.

Put In Network If Exist

If a network container with the right IP network already exists in the Directory, dicovered hosts are directly put in it.

Remark: Regarding the network mask used,  it is thus possible to have assignation errors.

Icmp Polling

Created hosts will be polled with ICMP ( each 60 s)

Snmp Polling

Created hosts will be polled with SNMP ( each 60 s)

Enable Discover Scanning

Hosts will be used by the Discovered process

Remark: Read the chapter discussing about the Discover process for more details.