Network Switch Documentation Tool

Automated documentation software to help you keep track of your network switches

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Use our network switch documentation tool XIA Configuration to automatically document the configuration of your network switches.

  • Detect network switches through broadcast or via a network range
  • Locate incorrectly configured port and duplex settings
  • Determine what devices are or were connected to a specific switch port
  • Audit the switch manufacturers and models currently in use
Document the devices connected to your switches including Windows and Unix machines.

All of XIA Configuration's features are supported when documenting network switches, including version control, PDF output, reporting, change tracking with version control, item comparison, XML output, and more.

XIA Configuration has a non-intrusive architecture with agentless data collection.

Network Switch Documentation Example

View an example network switch document generated by XIA Configuration:

Network switch documentation example generated by XIA Configuration
Network switch documentation example generated by XIA Configuration
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Information documented by XIA Configuration

Find out more about the network switch information documented by XIA Configuration below:

Network Switch General Information

XIA Configuration documents network switches from various manufacturers that support SNMP management. To understand the capabilities of your network equipment, refer to the documentation provided by your switch manufacturer.

The following information can be obtained from all switch manufacturers:

  • Switch Name
  • Description
  • Ports
  • IP addresses
  • Base MAC address
  • Routing table
  • ARP Cache

Dependant on the capabilities of the switch, the following information may also be available:

  • Serial number
  • Model
  • Firmware
  • Software Version
  • Port speed, duplex and flow control
  • Asset Tag
  • Product Number / Service Tag
  • Stacking information
Screenshot of network switch general information in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of network switch general information in the XIA Configuration web interface

ARP Cache

This section includes information on ARP cache entries such as:

  • Interface Index
  • IP Address
  • MAC Address
Screenshot of network switch ARP cache entries in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of network switch ARP cache entries in the XIA Configuration web interface

Command Outputs

This section includes information on the commands executed on your network switches such as:

  • Display Name
  • Command
  • Identifier
  • Command Output
Screenshot of Hardware Command Output in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of Hardware Command Output in the XIA Configuration web interface

Connected Devices

This section includes information on the devices connected to the ports of your network switches.

Screenshot of the devices connected to a network switch
Screenshot of the devices connected to a network switch

Stacking Information

This section includes stacking information such as:

  • Stack Index
  • Model
  • Serial Number
  • Software Version
  • Firmware Version
  • Hardware Revision
Screenshot of stacking information in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of stacking information in the XIA Configuration web interface

Switch Port Configuration

Dependant on the network switch manufacturer and model, XIA Configuration can automatically obtain detailed information about the port configuration of your network switches.

Screenshot of switch port configuration in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of switch port configuration in the XIA Configuration web interface

VLANs

This section includes information on VLAN configuration such as:

  • Index
  • Name
  • Suspended State
  • Assigned Ports
Screenshot of VLAN configuration in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of VLAN configuration in the XIA Configuration web interface

Network Switch Search & Detection

Using the industry standard SNMP protocol, XIA Configuration can search for and detect network switches through broadcast or via an IP address range.

Screenshot of the Network Device Search Scan Task within the XIA Configuration Client
Screenshot of the Network Device Search Scan Task within the XIA Configuration Client

Relationship Map

XIA Configuration automatically generates a relationship map showing connected devices and support contracts.

Screenshot showing a network switch relationship map in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot showing a network switch relationship map in the XIA Configuration web interface

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