The switch has several built-in tools for monitoring, analyzing, and trouble
shooting switch and network operation:
N o t e
Link test and ping test—analysis tools in troubleshooting situations—are
described in chapter 18, "Troubleshooting". See page C-33.
Status: Includes options for displaying general switch information, man
agement address data, port status, port and trunk group statistics, MAC
addresses detected on each port or VLAN, and STP, IGMP, and VLAN data
Counters: Display details of traffic volume on individual ports (page
Event Log: Lists switch operating events ("Using Logging To Identify
Problem Sources" on page C-21).
Alert Log: Lists network occurrences detected by the switch—in the
Status | Overview screen of the web browser interface (page 5-6).
Configurable trap receivers: Uses SNMP to enable management sta
tions on your network to receive SNMP traps from the switch ("SNMP
Notification and Traps" on page 13-18).
Port monitoring (mirroring): Copy all traffic from the specified ports
to a designated monitoring port (page B-23).
Monitoring and Analyzing Switch Operation