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  • Finding periphials through a bank of switches

    If the labeling is really poor in a closet of switches and you know the IP address of something you are trying to get to, can you determine which port the device is plugged into?
    Thank you,

    Marc

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    Re: Finding periphials through a bank of switches

    Possibly if you know the MAC address of the device.
    CCNA, Network+

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      Re: Finding periphials through a bank of switches

      Hi Guys,
      Solarwinds makes a great switch port mapper tool. You can demo it for free.
      it is found here-
      http://www.solarwinds.net/products/t.../engineer.aspx
      David Davis - Petri Forums Moderator & Video Training Author
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        Re: Finding periphials through a bank of switches

        Yes, you can without third party tools if you are using a managed switch. Simply ping the ip adress from any workstation and then run arp -A from a command line. You'll see the MAC address for the ip address you just pinged. Now go to the switches management interface and look at the MAC address table. It should show you what port the MAC address is connected to for the ip address that you pinged.

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