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Cisco for Identifying Uplink ports

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We have 1800 switches in our network. I need to locate which port on whitch switch is used as an uplink port. We uses only Cisco Swtiches. Is it possible to use CiscoWorks for this task? How?
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Try using SolarWinds' switchport mapper. Any port with more than 1 mac/IP address is an uplink
http://www.solarwinds.net/Tools/Network_Discovery/Switch_Port_Mapper/index.htm
Great tool to help document your entire network

If you have CDP enabled on all switches, Ciscoworks should be able to find them all and link them together on a map for you using a seed device. Which version of Ciscoworks?


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yes, ciscoworks should work, if not, you should be able to go into one of your switches and do the following

enable
config t
show cdp neighbors

if you have cdp enabled on all switches, this should display all of the switches in your network, and what ports are being used as uplinks
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I used User tracking searching for cisco`s mac address range
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