How to get started with Network Management

7 quick and easy steps to gain true network visibility and control.

Step 1. Use the Setup Wizard to Deploy Auvik

Follow the wizard to deploy Auvik at your first site. Or, if you prefer, download our step-by-step guide.

Step 2. Watch as Auvik discovers your network

To begin the auto-discovery process, you’ll need to provide Auvik Network Management with your SNMP credentials, so that it can start mapping, documenting, and monitoring your network.

This initial discovery takes 5-15 minutes, depending on your network size. Providing more credentials for profiling, configuration capture, and statistics logging will enhance mapping and monitoring accuracy.

Once this is complete, Auvik can identify over 15,000 devices from 700+ vendors, updating your network map in real time.Get

Manage credentials in Auvik

Step 3. Explore your network

Auvik map login

Dive into the navigation

Navigation: Go in depth and learn more detail about what’s going on in your network.

Admin: Manage every piece of your Auvik account. From devices to users to alerts, tailor Auvik for your needs here.

Support: Help is always just a click away!

Investigate device details and statistics

Hover over any device on your topology map to view basic details like device type, name, IP address, and online status then click to see more information.

For interface connections, hover to see MAC address and negotiated speed details.

Auvik device details
Auvik calendar

Historical info at a glance

Auvik shows live data by default. To view historical data, click the calendar icon in the device summary menu bar’s top right corner and set your desired timeframe.

Auvik node expansion

Expand nodes

Nodes, represented by icons on your map, are devices. A number badge on a node’s top corner indicates multiple nested devices within a collapsed node.

Hover over collapsed nodes for device details. Click collapsed nodes to expand and view subtrees or common devices.

Zoom view in Auvik

Zoom to the required level

Click the + and – tab in the top right corner to zoom in and out of the map.

Use the expand arrows below the zoom-in/zoom-out buttons to expand all collapsed nodes, and the collapse arrows to collapse them.

Step 4. Try a map search or filter

Find search and filter tools in the top left corner of your map to explore your core network infrastructure:

  • Click the funnel iconfunnel icon to apply a default Auvik filter.
  • Select “Network Elements Only” filter to view core network connections.
  • To overlay logical topology on the physical:
  • Type VLAN in the search box; Auvik lists all detected networks.
  • Choose the first VLAN to highlight devices and edges configured for it.
  • Click Apply search as filter to display only devices on the chosen VLAN.

Filtering simplifies your view, focusing on specific segments.

Auvik map filter

Step 5. Customize alerts and notifications

Auvik manage alerts

Auvik offers pre-configured alerts, which can be edited, deleted, or supplemented with custom alerts via the “Manage Alerts” menu in the side navigation bar.

Select “All Alerts” to view a list of generated alerts, or click the bell icon in the top-right corner for recent notifications.

Note: Auvik displays the latest data by default. Use the calendar icon to access historical alerts.

Step 6. Document all of your network device configurations

Configuration backups are crucial—they allow for visibility into the last known working configuration in the event of hardware failure or disaster.

Auvik Network Management automatically collects configuration information, allowing you to quickly restore configurations for business continuity.

Step 7. Launch the terminal

Auvik remote terminal

Auvik provides secure remote access for network device management.

Using Telnet or SSH-enabled devices, launch an in-browser terminal window from within Auvik. This terminal emulates standard network terminals.

Press the Terminal button on the device-specific menu bar to access it. For security, Auvik re-authenticates your account before opening the terminal.