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What is NAV?

(NAV logo) Network Administration Visualized is an advanced software suite to monitor large computer networks. It automatically discovers network topology, monitors network load and outages, and can send alerts on network events by e-mail and SMS, allowing for flexible configuration of alert profiles.

Development of NAV started in 1999 at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). It originated as a collection of scripts used internally at NTNU's ITEA Network group. In 2001 UNINETT became interested in its development. In 2006 the development of NAV was moved from NTNU to UNINETT. NAV is used at nearly all universities and university colleges in Norway and many places elsewhere.

(NAV uses Launchpad) NAV is free, available under the GNU GPLv2 license. The latest stable version of NAV is 3.15.5 (released 6 February 2014). Downloads of the 4.0 series for beta testing are also available.

To quickly kick-start and test NAV we recommend our virtual appliance.

The NAV tools

NAV includes 20 tools, all reachable from the NAV toolbox:

the Status Tool the Network Explorer Netmap Geomap the Report Tool the IP Device Info tool Statistics the Machine Tracker Mac Watch Layer 2 Traceroute the Syslog Analyzer Arnold - the port blocker Seed the database Messages Alert Profiles Maintenance Threshold Manager User Administration the Radius accounting tool Device History

Overview of NAV

Download and Use NAV

Roadmap and Development

  • Future plans and historic release information.
  • Devel is the starting point for all things related to NAV development.
  • Read our NAV Blog to find out what we're up to.

Getting help

NAV's netmap tool

  • Subscribe to our mailinglists
  • …or connect to our IRC channel #nav on (You'll be most likely to find activity there Monday-Friday between 08-16 CET).
  • …or post a bug to our tracker at LaunchPad.

About this Wiki

This wiki is the documentation home for NAV. Being a wiki - anyone can contribute. The wiki will not allow anonymous edits - you need to register first (Click Login at the bottom of this page, then Register). If you are new to wikis, take a look at the syntax for jumpstart.

Show us your appreciation

We would like to continue improving NAV. So would you, right?! If you find NAV useful - please - keep our spirits up and send us a postcard!

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