The Network Tools portlet lets you invoke a variety of existing functions on a device without having the device currently discovered. When installed, the Network Tools application appears listed as an available Application to install as a portlet.
Before you can use the tools you must enter an ip address in the ip address field. Once you have entered that address, 7you can use the following:
• Ping Tool
• MIB Browser Tool
• Direct Access Tool
If you want to restrict access for some users so they do not automatically log in with direct access, then remove direct access permissions for users, and use Network Tools for direct access.