Documentation of switch maps

Gregory Boehnlein damin at
Thu Feb 26 19:20:07 UTC 2009

Man.. I'd love to have this for Netgear switches! :)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bielawa, Daniel W. (NS) [mailto:dwbielawa at]
> Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2009 2:07 PM
> To: nanog at
> Subject: RE: Documentation of switch maps
> Hello,
>         We use switchmap here for tracking port utilization, days
> inactive, and devices connected. It uses SNMP to determine the
> information.
> Thank You
> Daniel Bielawa
> Network Engineer
> Liberty University Information Services
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Blake Pfankuch [mailto:bpfankuch at]
> Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2009 2:01 PM
> To: nanog at
> Subject: Documentation of switch maps
> Howdy.
> Had a customer come to me this morning who wanted to create a document
> for their switching infrastructure and thought I would bounce it off
> the rest of the world on how you usually do this.  Typically I use a
> spreadsheet with outlines to define the "switch" and then outlines for
> the ports and color coding for vlan's as well as a description of the
> port.  Curious what other people are doing, as this would be a huge
> undertaking for a customer who is using an entire /19 of rfc 1918 ip
> addresses and has well over 150 switches and 40 active vlans.  The want
> to be able to look at this document and pull up any switch and look at
> the port and be able to see what vlan the port is on, as well as what
> device it is connected to as well as port channel membership, trunks
> and other fun things like that.  Needless to say their documentation is
> lacking on the physical connectivity however their cisco infrastructure
> does have labels on every port that goes to a named device outside of
> the DHCP pools.  Thoughts?
> Thanks,
> Blake Pfankuch
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