Finding and Maintaining Networking Devices

To find and maintain Networking devices, Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends using the Network Discovery Tool. Note that this tool does not replace or augment full-featured Network Management software.

To install the Network Discovery Tool, follow these steps:

  1. From a PC (running Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, 8, 2008 SP2 or R1 SP1, or later), type in the URL* for the Network Discovery Tool into a browser’s address field and press Enter.
  2. When asked, open the file. In the resulting folder, double-click the file setup. Accept running the install.
  3. Upon completion, the tool runs automatically. (Note: If .NET is not installed on your system, you may be prompted to install it. Follow the installation instructions.)

*For additional information, contact


When updating the Network Discovery Tool software, you must first uninstall the old version before installing the new one.

Run the Network Discovery Tool shortly after powering on newly installed devices. By default, only new Networking devices will display. Use the filter drop-downs to specify device age, type, and so on, Double-click on a device to start its web user interface.

For additional information, visit the Network Discovery Tool’s internal help page.