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Determining Switch Port Usage

I'm looking for a solution to determine what ports in a switch have not been used for a long while so I can then put them into shutdown without effecting any users.

Thanks

Barry

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Re: Determining Switch Port Usage

Barry,

You could use MRTG to mintor the ports, this would give you graphs of the traffic on all ports you have setup in MRTG to be monitored. This would also give you a good idea of the amount of traffic on your ports like i.e.your uplink and server ports. MRTG gives you daily weekly, monthly and tearly graphs so you should be able to see when a port has not been used for some time.

Regards, Maarten.

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Re: Determining Switch Port Usage

Hi Barry,

on IOS based Switches you may do a clear counter and then have a look on your Ports with "show interface fastethernet mod/port" (packets input, packets output) There should only be some broad- or multicastpackets if the port is connected but unused. On CatOS based Switches you may do a "clear counters" either, and then "show counters mod/port"

Regards

Oliver

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