Using Intermapper to visualise all the nodes of the network here produces a pretty picture, though logically it doesn't have a *lot* of resemblance to the actual network topology. It's really just mapping nodes. (Though I was surprised to notice it recognises devices by protocol, well, printers anyway.)
The crescent on the upper right are the existing streaming servers in the DMZ, although Intermapper is oddly assigning them staff network IPs as well. Hmm, I should probably look into that. And I will just as soon as Intermapper finishes... mapping our entire class B network. Of which we are using fewer than a dozen addresses. (Picture after the jump…)
Interestingly, it puts all the printers in their own ring (top left) which I at first had thought would be the server subnet. That's interesting since network printers aren't assigned by IP, but apparently Intermapper recognises them by protocol, similar to the way Growl or Bonjour recognise devices by protocol. (Um, yeah, there's a lot of Macs on this network.)
Here's the pretty picture Intermapper generated for our network. I was especially interested in how it would represent the cascading switches, but the actual map is...
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