On our Orion homepage and various other network pages we list nodes or interfaces with problems. I haven't found a good strategy for dealing with switches like the following.
We have redundant paths to our switches for failover of devices (servers, SANs, etc). Those paths are always "down" until a failover occurs. So we don't want to shut the ports down. However the nodes for the switches are always blinking red as if there's an issue. Some of the ports are up, some are administratively shut down and some are marked as "down" because of this issue. The tough part is that I do want to know when an up-path goes down and also when a down-path goes up (for example during a failover or someone plugging a device into the switch without my knowledge).