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Port Activity


We sell network access by the switch port. A client may have 45 ports activated, but they haven't used like 30 of them.

I know that I can go to a switch port interface and see when it had last received input (Last Input) to determine when it last received traffic (at least I think that's what that's telling me). However, this would not be simple over 200 switches. So, my question:

Is there any way to automate the process of going through a pile of switches to see when an interface last received traffic?

I have CiscoWorks 2000, but I don't think it has that ability. Correct me if I'm wrong. Are there other utilities that could do this without getting into something crazy like HPoV or Tivoli? I think What's Up Gold could do it via its SNMP Walker utility, but I'm looking for a simple solution similar to Cat Tools.



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Re: Port Activity

Depends on if you are comfortable with scripts.. If so then you can write a simple script to perform a snmpget to grab the counter and look for a delta. If you own HPopenview then you have a good, easy to use set of snmpwalk/snmpget scripts. Use can also compile UCD-snmp (available from sourceforge) to do the same.

If you dont want to go the script route, then you could use a graphical tool like MRTG ( or Concord ( to gather interface stats and you can review the output.

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