NetTool™ Series II
NetTool Series II
™
Inline Network Tester
NetTool Series II features
Email not responding? Who’s to blame?
Where to start? NetTool Series II
redefines how to track down and isolate
the source of connectivity problems
while providing the vision you need to
troubleshoot network devices.
The new Series II NetTool features
NetProve™ diagnostics – this easy,
one-button test proves if the network is
to blame for a connectivity problem. In
seconds, you can test connectivity to key
devices and service ports enterprise-wide.
NetTool’s inline vision provides a unique
view into 10, 100 and Gigabit links
to troubleshoot device problems fast.
Verify compatible configurations of
switches and PCs. Monitor the conversations between VoIP phones and the
network. Monitor ports for suspicious
traffic from spyware, malware, and
viruses. Discover key devices, problems,
VLANs and switch ports. Measure PoE
line voltage and current and verify
PoE pairs.
• NetProve diagnostics – isolate device and
application connectivity issues in seconds.
• Inline Gigabit – troubleshoot Gigabit-tothe-desk deployments with dual 10, 100,
and 1000 Mbps Ethernet interfaces.
• PoE current measurement – view PoE current, voltage and pair information either inline or single-ended.
• Monitoring and authentication option –
identify spyware, malware, and viruses with
port monitoring; troubleshoot authentication issues with 802.1X log.
• VoIP Option – monitor IP phone boot-up
and VoIP conversations and measure key
call quality metrics.
• PC to network connectivity – connect
inline between two network devices and see common connectivity problems like
speed and duplex mismatch, link problems,
and errors.
• Spot available network resources – see
the IP address, MAC address, subnet, and
services offered by active servers, routers
and printers.
• Identify protocols on the PC and network
– IP, NetWare, NetBIOS, Apple, and other
protocols shown to identify mismatches and unwanted protocols.
• Distinguish service at a network drop –
determine whether a drop is offering
Ethernet, phone, Token Ring, or is inactive.
• Monitor network health – see frames sent,
utilization, broadcasts, errors, and collisions
– for both the desktop and network conversations.
• Problems Log – alerts you to excessive
errors, duplicate IPs, unanswered DNS
queries, unwanted protocols and TCP/IP
connection failures.
• PC’s network configuration – review servers the PC is configured to use, with services offered, name, IP address and subnet.
• Perform basic cable tests – check patch
cables or installed wiring for length, shorts,
split pairs, or opens, including pin-to-pin
connection.
• VLAN, CDP, EDP, LLDP visibility – see
native and appliance VLANs and discovery
protocol information.
• IntelliToneTM Digital Signalling – quickly
and safely locate cables on active networks,
even when terminated at a switch.
And if the problem is cable related,
NetTool verifies wiremap, displays
the distance to cabling faults,
and locates cables others can’t with
IntelliTone Digital Toning.
All this in a handheld, portable tool
built to take what you can dish out.
Technical Data
Inline vision between the PC or VoIP phone and network to
solve application connectivity problems with the touch of a button
NetProve™ diagnostics
Inline
Inline port monitor
PoE measurement
Isolate device and application
connectivity issues in seconds
with NetProve™
Verify, isolate, and document device and
connectivity problems faster than ever
before with automated NetProve diagnostics.
A user calls you, blaming the network, when
he is unable to send an email message.
Armed with a NetTool Series II, in seconds
you can prove whether the network is truly
at fault by seeing connectivity to key network devices and services. If the network
is at fault, NetProve will isolate the source
of the problem so you can fix it fast. If it
is not the network, NetProve will identify
which device or application port is slow to
respond so you can dispatch the appropriate resource to correct the problem. This
revolutionary new way to resolve connectivity issues is at least four times faster than
conventional methods, resulting in improved
productivity and happier users.
And NetProve improves IT staff efficiencies
through improved workflow – simply create
multiple catalogs representing various
segments of your network. Within minutes,
you can prove connectivity with up to 100
key enterprise devices and services. Do you
manage remote sites? Equip less skilled
personnel at remote sites with NetTools,
pre-loaded with NetProve catalogs, to shift
some frontline troubleshooting responsibilities to local staff.
Complete documentation
PoE
Use Netprove to build catalogs representing various
segments of your network – organize catalogs by
devices, applications, workgroups, and/or sites.
Inline functionality reduces
troubleshooting time
NetTool Series II is the only handheld
troubleshooting tool with inline vision into
10, 100 and Gigabit links to see the actual
traffic between the network and end devices
like PCs, VoIP phones, access points and
security cameras. By analyzing networkdevice conversations, you can view detailed
configuration information to troubleshoot
compatibility and connectivity issues.
Monitor link health and network problems,
discover key devices, identify active protocols,
and view segment information including
VLANs and switch port.
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Maintain network security
Suspect malicious applications may be
affecting a user’s network connection? The monitoring and authentication option
allows you to identify spyware, malware,
and viruses fast. Select from a list of ports
used on your network and test against
the expected list during troubleshooting.
Unexpected traffic and ports will be displayed and flagged during the autotest. Whether you have already deployed 802.1X
or plan to soon, the monitoring and authentication option can help. For troubleshooting, monitoring and authentication can be
used inline between a PC and the network
to observe the client authentication process
and identify failures. For deployment, your
NetTool can be used to emulate a device
and verify connection by loading it with
your enterprise 802.1X configuration settings.
Debug VoIP phone problems
Connect inline for visibility into real-time
VoIP traffic to quickly diagnose IP phone
boot-up and call control problems and to
measure key call quality metrics. Qualify
links as being ready for VoIP during
pre-deployment assessments. Monitor VoIP
calls and troubleshoot VoIP problems near
the edge of your network with an immediate
view into call processes, avoiding the need
for complicated and time-consuming packet
capture and post-capture decode. Measure
key VoIP metrics, including jitter and
dropped packets, to quantify the quality of an IP call.
Measure PoE power
Fully characterize your Power over Ethernet
(PoE) links prior to the rollout of PoE services or the installation of powered devices.
Verify the PoE pairs, line voltage and current
to ensure a successful deployment. Place a
NetTool Series II inline between a PD and PSE
to troubleshoot PoE link configuration issues.
Locate cables on active networks
IntelliTone digital signaling gives you superior
vision for locating cables hidden in floors,
ceilings, walls and in bundles. When paired
with an IntelliTone Probe (optional), this
breakthrough digital technology facilitates
safe and effective cable location on active
networks, even when terminated at a switch.
The IntelliTone Probe clearly identifies this
digital signal with audio and LED visual
indicators, allowing rapid isolation of the
correct cable from a bundle or on a patch
panel – eliminating hours of cable confusion.
Save, send, or print reports
Generate comprehensive test reports to
document network resources and PC configurations – document the network, end
device, protocols, key devices, VoIP log and
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VoIP Option testing configurations
Four testing locations shown above support the
complete VoIP lifecycle with testing, monitoring
and troubleshooting capabilities at the edge of
the VoIP network: before phone installation, with
the phone installed and cascaded off the phone.
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3
1. NetTool to switch
2. IP phone to NetTool to switch
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3. NetTool to IP phone to switch
4. PC to NetTool to IP phone to switch
NetProve pass/fail results. Create baseline
reports for future reference. Deliver proof
that the network is operating properly or, if not, document the source of the problem
for trouble ticket escalation to other groups
like the server or application support team.
Minimize training time,
maximize productivity
NetTool is so easy to use, even inexperienced
technicians can get up to speed quickly with
minimal training. And it’s priced so every
technician can have one. By reducing the time
and expense associated with troubleshooting
PC, VoIP, device application connectivity
problems, NetTool dramatically increases
technician productivity.
The right tool for the job
Since no two networks are identical, we offer several models to match your
individual requirements and to maximize
the value of your NetTool investment.
All NetTool models feature an Autotest
to troubleshoot the cabling infrastructure
and to test active Ethernet networks.
Features common across all models
include cable testing, a problem log,
protocol discovery, device and service
discovery, and visibility into link configuration and health. The table
at right highlights the key differences
between NetTool models.
Series II
Kit
Series II Pro
VoIP
Series II Pro
1000 Mbps Ethernet interface
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Inline device and traffic analysis
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NetProve device and application connectivity
diagnostics
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Port monitoring and authentication
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Option
Option
VoIP testing, monitoring and troubleshooting
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Option
Inline PoE voltage measurement and pair identification
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IntelliTone digital toning
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Device and network reporting
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PC interface for data transfer
USB
USB
USB
Internal NimH battery charging
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Option
Option
IntelliTone 200 Probe + Wireview cable IDs #2-6
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Option
Option
Feature
Ordering information
NetTool models include NetTool tester, interface cable, four AA batteries, wiremap adapter, multi
language Getting Started Guide, and resource CD with Users Manual and companion utility software.
Models
Description
NTS2-NSKIT
Series II Network Service Kit with monitoring and authentication option, VoIP option, 10/100/1000 inline, NetProve,
IntelliTone toning, NiMH batteries/charger, IntelliTone 200 Probe, Wireview cable IDs #2-6, deluxe carry case
NTS2-VOIP
Series II Pro VoIP with VoIP option, 10/100/1000 inline, NetProve, IntelliTone toning
NTS2-PRO
Series II Pro with 10/100/1000 inline, NetProve, IntelliTone toning
CIQ-VOIP
CableIQ VoIP Enterprise Service Kit includes: CableIQ Advanced IT Kit and NetTool Series II Pro VoIP
Options and Accessories
Models
Description
NTS2-VOIP-OPT
Upgrade from NTS2-PRO to NTS2-VOIP
NTS2-MONAUTH-OPT
Add monitoring and authentication capabilities to NTS2-PRO or NTS2-VOIP
MT-8200-63A
IntelliTone 200 probe for Series II
TPAK
ToolPak hanging kit for Series II
NTS2-POWERPAK
AC adapter and NiMH battery set for Series II
DTX-ACUN
AC universal adapter for Series II
BATT-AA-NIMH (4)
Rechargable NiMH battery set (4) for all models
WIREVIEW 2-6
WireView WireMappers #2-6 for Series II
GLD-NT
Gold priority support for all models
Free Personalization
Option with registration
Register your NetTool tester and receive a personalization
option free. Load your custom
image into your NetTool to
uniquely identify your tester.
Also receive notification of
software upgrades and product
enhancements.
Fluke Networks
P.O. Box 777, Everett, WA USA 98206-0777
Fluke Networks operates in more than 50 countries
worldwide. To find your local office contact details, go to www.flukenetworks.com/contact.
©2012 Fluke Corporation.
Printed in U.S.A. 5/2012 1567676L
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