want to see a port going up and down

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Dec 2nd, 2008

I have a cable that is not labeled and when I unplug it from the computer I want the switch to tell me that the port goes down and when it is plugged in I want it to tell me the port came back up. I then can tell where the cable is pluged in. This is a 4500 switch . Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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jason-calbert_2 Tue, 12/02/2008 - 14:09

when I do a logging event link-status from the global config screen it does not work. Do I have to go port to port to make this work. Thanks


jason-calbert_2 Tue, 12/02/2008 - 14:17


this is what I have in the configs

logging buffered 160000 debugging

logging console critical


Jon Marshall Tue, 12/02/2008 - 14:25


I don't believe it is tied to the severity level.

Edit - actually scrap what i just said. Try setting your logging level to informational but be aware that this could generate a lot of other messages as well.

Where have you configured it - try adding it under the specific interface as well.

Which IOS version are you running on the switch ?


jason-calbert_2 Tue, 12/02/2008 - 14:34


I'm running 12.2(25)EW

I went ahead and changed my logging to informational but still could not run the command. However I did go ta specific port and was able to enter the command.

This does not help me as I don't know which port the PC is plugged into and that is the info I'm looking for by running the command and upglugging the PC and plugging it back in. Thanks


Jon Marshall Tue, 12/02/2008 - 14:37


The command was introduced in this version so it should work.

You could use the "interface range.." command to quickly apply the command to all the relevant interfaces eg.

4500(config)# int range gi3/1 - 48

4500(config-if-range)# logging event link-status


jason-calbert_2 Tue, 12/02/2008 - 14:40


Thanks for your help I will go ahead and apply the command with the range command. Agian thanks for taking the time.



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