Early discover for faulty Switches

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Aug 24th, 2007

Normally we will get to the location to check if something went wrong through the feedback from user that their LAN ports is not working. Is there any ways to know in advance that this switches need to be replaced instead of waiting for users to complaint?

Sometimes the switches is working and nothing seemed to be wrong. I vefiy it using "Show post" command. However, within 3 days this switches is failure and need to be replaced. Thanks!

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steve.busby Sat, 08/25/2007 - 08:12

What type and how many switches do you need to monitor? If only a few you could look at an open source network management system (NMS), if you have hundreds or thousands there are commercial NMS products. Both types can do proactive monitoring (via SNMP, syslog, etc) and notify you when there are problems.




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