Switch

A switch is a networking device that connects the devices in your network.  It receives the incoming data packets and distributes them across the network.

Scanned Switch Information

Like with most other network devices Lansweeper will retrieve the basic information from your switch, including but not limited to:

  • Device description
  • Manufacturer and Model
  • Status
  • Serial number
  • Uptime
  • Network interfaces

For certain brands (Dell, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Lenovo), warranty information may also be available.

Network Interfaces

For a switch specifically, Lansweeper will also show you a list of network interfaces. This list gives you a clear overview of all available ports and the devices connected to them. Likewise, if the connected device has been scanned, its asset page will also tell you which switch it is patched to. The list also includes further information about the connection, like MTU and connection speed.

Switch-asset-page-overview

Your network interfaces overview is made up of clickable links. This allows you to quickly navigate from the switch's asset page to those of the connected devices and vice versa. This is especially useful when you are facing a network error to track down the source of your issue.
If a device becomes inactive, it may no longer be relevant to show in your network interface list. In that case, you can easily clean up by removing those devices manually from the list.

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