I have a question that may have an easy answer, I just don’t know it. I am responsible for a network with approximately 107 switches and 11 routers with one other guy. We currently have a ton of extra cabling with no end user. It is causing the switch racks and the server room to be severely cluttered and I am trying to work with the cabling team to clean it up.
I am looking for commands that will allow me to tell if someone if actually connected to the switch. I was using the sh inte | include Ethernet | Last input and the report is not very accurate. Some of the input says 2y20w for example, output of 0 and never any input. I have also generated some reports on Cisco Works and they are not exactly what I am looking for.
I just want a quick and easy way to find out if someone is connected without clearing mac addresses on every port and seeing if they immediately repopulate. Thank you for any information.