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How to find the server connected from multiple switched netwtwork

I have one server connected to distrubted switch or acces switch  in network .

They were 45 switches in netwrok and need help how to find that server  connected switch  from  Core switch ?

How many  mehtodes and process we can use to find that connected physical switch ?

Thanks in advance !!!

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It's a bit of a tedious

It's a bit of a tedious process. but if you ping the IP address of the server from the core switch and then check the ARP entry to get its MAC address, you can then trace the address tables in the switches to find the switch that the server is physically connected to. Once you have the MAC address, you'll have to check the address table in each switch in the path between the core and the server to find it.

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LLayer 2 Traceroute Utility

LLayer 2 Traceroute Utility might help you if you have 6500 swiches.

 

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/ios/122SX/configuration/guide/book/l2trace.html#wp1122528

Hi,If you have a LMS is very

Hi,

If you have a LMS is very easy to find the desired MAC address you only have to introduce it on the search box, Cisco Prime solution for example, a third vendor Nagios, Solarwinds, or Cacti is a free solution.

Regards.

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