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
You don't say which version of software you are running but assuming IOS you can use the "logging event link-status" command either globally or under the particular interface -
Use the command:
logging event link-status
to have the switch generate a syslog message when the interface changes state. See this link for more detail:
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
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 ?
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
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
Thanks for your help I will go ahead and apply the command with the range command. Agian thanks for taking the time.