It's nice because it supports CDP. You can go to a workstation that's having problems, plug this into the jack and it will tell you if there is anything wrong with the cable back to the switch. It will also tell you what switch and switchport you're connected to. Well worth the money.
I don't have that tool (looks nice though). Looking at its features, it will need an IP do perform most of them. It usually does DHCP out of the box, but most of their tools (including ones below the nettool) can have static IPs. Here's a link to the manuals which should show you how to set the IP.
[toc:faq]The ProblemOn traditional switches whenever we have a trunk
interface we use the VLAN tag to demultiplex the VLANs. The switch needs
to determine which MAC Address table to look in for a forwarding
decision. To do this we require the switch to do...
[toc:faq]Introduction:Netdr is a tool available on a RSP720, Sup720 or
Sup32 that allows one to capture packets on the RP or SP inband. The
netdr command can be used to capture both Tx and Rx packets in the
software switching path. This is not a substitut...
IntroductionOSPF, being a link-state protocol, allows for every router
in the network to know of every link and OSPF speaker in the entire
network. From this picture each router independently runs the Shortest
Path First (SPF) algorithm to determine the b...