Network Switch Interface Display

My mind is drawing a blank of what the to exactly call it, but I remember seeing software (via a web browser) that displayed all the interfaces on a switch that were online and alive. It would allow you to drill down into a selected interface and show who was connected (MAC address), Connection speed, number of errors and so on.

I'm pretty sure it used general SNMP probes to get all of the data so it was not specific to any one brand of switch / router. Anybody know something that can do this? I'm sure there are quite a few products that do this, but I would like one that was web based.

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pseudocyberConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Agree - Solar Winds Orion.

HP Openview will do it too.

Sorry, not sure of others but I am sure they are there.

Whippy :-)
Scotty_ciscoConnect With a Mentor Commented:
What kind of switch???  

Is it SNMP managable??  

does it have a web interface?

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ipcjdmAuthor Commented:
The switches in question are all Cisco (4000 and 2900 series) and yes it does have SNMP enabled. We are not currently setup to use the web interface for the cisco switches. The software I have in mind uses SNMP, collecting and displaying switch interface data (Interfaces Enabled, Connection speed, errors generated). Ideally all via a web interface

I like solarwinds, but I'm sure there are a lot of products out there like it. Just want to know what my options are.
ok cisco on the 2900 has a web interface.... and will do what you want the 4000.... I will check on...

you should be able to go to http://x.x.x.x  switch IP address.. and it will ask for a user and pass unless you have setup local authentication the user is blank the pass is your enable....

If this does not work let me know and I will go deeper into the command set.

whippy_bbConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I believe jpcjdm is looking for a centalized management console. For that the onboard Cisco webserver is not going to be any use. HP Openview and Orion are really leading the pack when it comes to SNMP management (When you especially want to be able to drill through to port level stats through a web interface).
If you wanted to stay Cisco all the way - you could go with Cisco Works......
I won't make any recomendations here - just giving options.

Whippy :)
Solar Winds is a lot cheaper and easier to install, setup, and use than HP Openview, btw.
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