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Add Description on each port


Though it might sounds stupid but I am wondering if there is anyway to dynamically add description of each port.

What I am trying to achieve is port 1 of Switch A is connected to Port 2 of Switch B.

I want to add description on port 1 of Switch A to provide the information of destination device like IP of the destination device or MAC address or name of the device (end device could be cisco switch or server).

I know how to hard quote the description of each port but the problem is down the raw   if someone change the up link port on switch B from port 2 to port 3 than description on port 2 would be invalid.

So I am looking for a way to get the Switch B (destination device) information(IP/MAC/ hostname/ etc) and plug it into description of port 1 of Switch A.

I am hoping there must be a way of doing this.

I need your help and expertise.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Add Description on each port

Hi Arshad,

Just to see what can be done,  I added the following text to my uplink port (port 10)  on my SG300-10P  ( ordering p/n SRW2008P-K9-NA)

"uplink to my UC520 [2001:1:1:1::300]" 

As you may or may not see from the screen shot below,  I am managing my SG300 switch via a IPv6 or a IPv4 IP address and added that information to the port description.

The text came up when I clicked on switch port 10.

Hope this helps,

regards Dave

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Re: Add Description on each port

Basically you are hard quoting the port description. Thats not what I want to achieve. I need to get to dynamic (using macros or whatever) of the description of the destination device. this information could be IP or MAC address or anything.


Re: Add Description on each port

Hi Arshad,

Why not try the free FINDIT application ?

Here is a screen shot of my Internet explorer and it found my SG300-10P  (orderable p/n  SRW2008P-K9-NA)

regards Dave