Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Managed Switch Port Mapping Tool - What is it?

Do you have a network switch? Did you know that you may be able talk with it in ways OTHER than through a web browser?

Before web interfaces on network switches became popular, there was CLI (command line interface) and SNMP for managing the switch. Both of those methods can return a wealth of information about the switch and it's current state. If you have ever looked at a heavily populated network switch you would see that in all probability there are lots of wires going into those jacks on the front. And even more disturbing is that those wires are often the same gray color. How do you tell them apart and how do you know where they go?

That's where the Managed Switch Port Mapping Tool comes in. If you have SNMP enabled on that switch and you know the access credentials and your IP address is allowed to manage the switch (alot of 'ifs', I know), then our tool will most likely be able to 'map' or show the assignment of devices to the physical jacks on the switch.

The Managed Switch Port Mapping Tool is separate from NetScanTools Pro. They both can be purchased separately and both can be used without the other present.

Those are the basics. I'll be talking more about specifics in the near future. If you want to learn more now, please visit and

Try it out for yourself. There is a 30 day free trial available from either of those sites.


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