Can anyone suggest a method to determine if a switch port has been inacitve for a period of time? As an example, a switch port in a telecom closet might be cross connected to a workstation, but if the local workstation team is not diligent in removing cross connects to unused work areas a person might not know that a port could be available for another user. It is easy to mark conf room connections that might be used intermittently, but at an given time would not have a connection light on the switch, but ports that are connected and not 'really' in use are another challenge. I need something that can query the switch and provide a time period ie. 60 days port usage report or availablity report.
I don't believe there is any reporting that can be done in CiscoWorks that would provided that information.
Would anyone have any suggestions on how else this might be done?