Project Description

Documenting in Excel network information.

LanMngmtXL has the purpose of documenting in Excel all main network information by retrieving and processing configurations and operational data from network devices - mainly Cisco and Checkpoint devices - and documenting it in tables. It saves information about network objects, security/NAT rules and protocols.

With this automatic documentation is possible to easily lookup IP or MAC addresses, create a report about firewall rules, lookup for rules that allow a specific flow or get all rules related to flows between two networks. It also allows verifying network objects not in use, firewall rules that are redundant or look for free network ranges available. It permits to compare easily between two previously generated document versions in order to check changes. With Network Visualization Tools like NodeXL it is possible to create automated layouts.

The automatic documentation is not intended to replace manual documentation but to help update it and provide support for reporting and analysis. There is no change to the configuration of devices – only information is retrieved. This program is distributed with the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY. Program is under development and hasn't been widely tested. Results produced may contain bugs.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.


In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order. [Carl Jung]

Last edited Aug 30, 2013 at 4:11 PM by Dizzymar, version 11