What we need is, an application which can basically find out how many free ports we have on each of our switches and put it into a report so that we can see which switches are reaching capacity, so that we can then put new switches in to increase the capacity on site.
We looked at using something called port tracker, which ended up causing too many issues with our network. We also have an application called Net Disco which is free, which does tell us when a port was last used, but it doesnt put it into a report for us.
We basically need something that saves us checking each switch manually to see how many ports are free.
Ideally the application would need to support both Cisco and Extreme. But if it doesnt support Extreme then it isnt the end of the world.
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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...
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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...
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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...