Identify IP address to port on Cisco switch
Posted on 2009-04-28
Objective: There are a few servers that I am trying to trace down which port they are connected to on the switches.
Difficulty: No toners/cable chasers. Patch panel is disorganized, switch port assigning has no rhyme or reason, and cabling is strewn about EVERYWHERE with no labeling or sense of order. Some cables are run through plenum space and other hidden crevices. I can barely close the door to the rackspace that houses the connections.
Can I locate the port on a switch used by a server with the machine IP or MAC address? Using the program Cisco Network Assistant I can find which switch its going to, but not which interface its using.
I'm familiar with Cisco equipment but I'm no pro with console/telnet command line, so please be gentle with the explainations.