The system allows you to add and define each switch model. This is a general switch model, when after setting some basic parameters the system displays the graphical layout of individual ports including their numbering.
The communication with the device is provided via SNMP and the data read are then processed to display the reports, e.g. graphs of transfers to individual ports and other system statistics.
|The following parameters are available
- Template Name
- The number ports available on the device
- Number of blocks, respectively individual port groups (e.g. 2 blocks of 8 ports)
- Number of lines in which ports are arranged in a switch (1 or 2 lines)
- Extra ports in a switch (e.g. GBIC or Gigabit Ethernet ports)
Detailed settings and display of each port are provided in a graphical preview of a switch template. The system therefore offers the records of equipment with optional settings for each switch separately.
The system reads data from a switch at regular intervals and when the communication with the switch is somehow affected or the status is changed, the ports affected are distinguished by colors in the graphic display. For these cases the system offers an option to run a manual test of the connection to the switch, where the dialog box displays detailed information on the communication test.
Selecting an appropriate switch type (backbone or client) in the system distinguishes the specific device for connecting end users from the parent backbone switch for providing connectivity, which clients that do not connect to, and accordingly the system adjusts the switch setting options.
The switch parameter editing makes it also possible to set the device connection to the ISP network to be displayed in Nagios and to set notifications of downtimes through Nagios, as is the case with routers and other devices entered into the system.
It is also possible to enter GPS coordinates to each switch in order to determine the location in the map quickly.
The system monitors and keeps a log of all the changes that have been made in the switch. The data on the action taken and the administrator, who made the change, are kept.