CiscoWorks or EEM to Track Switchport Usage

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Apr 14th, 2010

Hi,


We have users buying their own  8-port D-link/Linksys/Netgear mini hub to connect multiple network  devices.  Is there an easy way to find switch ports that have multiple  MACs associated with them, excluding uplink ports?  Keep in mind that we  have 1000 switches spread across 350 offices.  Therefore we don't want to implement port security or modify switch configuration in any way.


We have CiscoWorks RME  4.0 to use.  Any other tools such as CiscoWorks LMS or EEM that I can use  to accomplish this task?


Thanks!

Correct Answer by Joe Clarke about 6 years 10 months ago

Campus Manager User Tracking can do what you want on a centralized basis.  If you have managed all of your switches in User Tracking, you can run a Ports with multiple MAC report (under Campus Manager > User Tracking > Reports > Report Generator > Duplicates) to see those ports which have multiple learned MAC addresses.


Using EEM, you could deploy policies which checked for such things, and alerted you when a port learned more than one MAC.  This would require fairly recent code on all of your switches, though.

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Joe Clarke Wed, 04/14/2010 - 15:23

Campus Manager User Tracking can do what you want on a centralized basis.  If you have managed all of your switches in User Tracking, you can run a Ports with multiple MAC report (under Campus Manager > User Tracking > Reports > Report Generator > Duplicates) to see those ports which have multiple learned MAC addresses.


Using EEM, you could deploy policies which checked for such things, and alerted you when a port learned more than one MAC.  This would require fairly recent code on all of your switches, though.

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