Let us begin by thank you for purchasing this product. It is an all-in-one automation tool, that allows Network Engineers to be more affective in deploying and identify topologies. With the Netool’s “Switch Discovery” mode, engineers will be able to capture discovery protocols and view them, in an easy to ready and to share format. Along with Netool’s “capture to PCAP” mode, which allows engineers to capture PCAP files and share them in many ways. Engineers will be able to save and deploy configurations as well as protect configuration with assigned passwords. With Netool’s “Switch Configuration”, engineers will be able to deploy full topologies rapidly, effectively, and securely. In all Netool is designed to facilitate network engineering.
Once device is on, and the application is installed, look for “netoolpro-XXXXXX” SSID on your device, where XXXXXX is your Netool Pro2 serial number.
Once connected to the SSID, start application. You are connected to the Netool Pro2. Tap on the icon on the left-bottom corner, to see the list of available netoolPro2s.
Another way to connect is through Bluetooth.
Simply start netoolPro2 device and start the application. If the device, in which the App is installed, has Bluetooth capabilities, open the application and tap the bottom left-hand corner icon and under Bluetooth, the netoolPro2 is now available to be selected.
This will allow to switch from light to dark modes
This is where Capture to PCAP mode is activated
This is where switch credentials and configuration are assigned
all of the saved tags are available here
Discovery Packet Detail View
This will give a more detail description of the received packet.
Spanning-Tree Packet Detail View
This will show a detail view of the incoming spanning-tree packet.
All of the ARP entries can be viewed here.
Here is where the netoolPro2 is set up to detect a variety of Discovery Protocols and growing, along with Spanning-tree detection, Tagged VLAN discovery, LACP discovery, and ARP Scan activation are all set in here.
The SSID and password can be changed in this menu.
In this tab, a netool's Mac Address and IP can be set and Tagged VLAN can be applied. Also, Simple Router mode and Management over LAN can be turned OFF. Here is also where the netool sets its 802.1X credentials.
Rconsole - WiFi only
This feature enables a RS32 console connection from a switch to the netool, so that it can be configured by phone or PC from the netool APP.
Here the netoolPro2 can upload all of the saved tags to be reviewed later on netoolcloud.io
This is where all the settings for the Autosave timeout of Port and IP, Tagged VLAN IDs, LACP, Spanning-Tree, EAP, Host Discovery, and Capture to PCAP file will be found.
Network Time Protocol
Here the netoolPro2's NTP server can be set along with its time configuration.
This is where all the available netoolPro2s are available to connect to, either by Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
Different discoveries can be set here like Tagged VLAN discovery, LACP discovery, Spanning Tree discovery, ARP Scan, and EAP.
Tagged VLAN discovery: This will enable the discovery of Tagged VLANs. This is done by packet sniffing the LAN interface of the netool.io Lite for 802.1Q traffic. If 802.1Q traffic is not detected from a given VLAN then the VLAN id will not be shown.
LACP discovery: This will enable the discovery of Link Aggregation Control Protocol.
Spanning Tree discovery (STP): This will enable the discovery of Spanning Tree packets. This is done by packeting sniffing for STP packets on the LAN interface of your netool.io Pro2. If a STP packet is found then the netool.io Pro2 will decode the packet and show that it has been found on the main menu of the netool.io Pro2 app. You can also tap ether on the STP icon on the front menu or tap on the STP details menu in the settings menu to get the decoded detail output from this packet.
To set netool.io Pro2 into Capture to PCAP, just go into settings and into netool mode and activate Capture to PCAP. The netool.io Pro2 will then restart and it is ready to go.
Once the netoolpro2 has been plugged into the network and the storage device into the USB-C port that is for data transfer, simply tap the icon and it will start capturing all of the traffic.The device will then start saving files and show how much storage is been used.
Filters can also be places, so not all protocols are captured.
Once PCAP file has been made, it will be presented in a list of all the PCAP files that have been saved on the portable storage device.
Every time the auto queue gets applied a new queue change gets added to this menu
Queued switch configuration changes can be ran one at a time by tapping the “RUN" icon or you can run all of the queued configuration changes in order by tapping the arrow with queue icon at the top right section of this screen.
To set the ARP capturing function, just tap on the “settings” icon and then tap “Toggle Switches” icon.
To view the ARP scan and to use the ARP scan function, the netoolPro2 must be connected by WiFi.
Once set up, back on the home screen an ARP Scan icon will be see on the right-hand side, displaying how many ARP entries have been captured. This will varey in time, depending on the size of the subnet.
By tapping the ARP Scan tab, a screen with all ARP captures will be displayed.
With “Check for updates automatically” enabled in the toggle settings menu (see toggle settings menu section of this manual) your netool.io Pro2 will reach out and check the netool.io update server to see if there is a new version of the netool.io Pro2 firmware available for flashing.
If there is an firmware update available, a orange update icon will appear at the top right corner of the main menu. You can also check for updates in the setting (Sprocket Icon) > Updates menu.
When a firmware update is available you can apply the update by going to the (Sprocket Icon) > Updates menu and tapping on the “Update Now” button. This will start the update process and the Blue system light will start flashing randomly. DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR NETOOL until the netool.io Pro2 completely reboots. The blue light will be solid when the netool.io Pro2 reboots.