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Cisco Catalyst 6500 Report - inactive ports

CryoAdmin asked
Trying to reclaim line card ports for new desktops and printers, want to run a report on my Catalyst 6513 to figure out last activity on inactive ports on my switch
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Jody LemoineNetwork Architect

If you're logging to an external syslog server, you can scan the log files for the time signature of the last link up message for each interface.

If not, you can check the packets input and output via "show interface" or an SNMP query. If you have a zero reading on these, there has been no activity since the last time the counters were cleared, which is most often since the system was last restarted.
Senior Network Engineer
For IOS: show int status
For CATos: show port status


simple and accurate