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NCM Port Reference Report

NCM Port Reference Report

Kiwi Cat Tools has a great report called Report.X-Ref.Port MAC ARP. This report combines two separate jobs: Report.mac address-table and Report.arp table, and then creates a combined spread sheet that tells me what device/IP Address/MAC is plugged into a switch and its port.

We would like something similar in NCM. This tool is great for troubleshooting where an IP address is and where a MAC ID might reside. However, NCM does not have any report generation based on MAC address table, it does get ARP information however.

A sample of the report from Kiwi CatTools is below.

Device Name

Interface name

Type

Description

Duplex

Status

Speed

Security

VLAN

MAC

Last Seen

IP

HostName

Main 2911

GigabitEthernet110/2/0/26

C6k 1000Mb 802.3

Full-duplex

down / down

Auto-speed

110

D4C9.EFD7.C688

4/15/2017

172.31.25.10

PC1.domain.name

Main 2911

GigabitEthernet110/2/0/27

C6k 1000Mb 802.3

Full-duplex

down / down

Auto-speed

110

D4C9.EFD7.C689

3/18/2017

172.31.25.11

PC2.domain.name

Main 2911

GigabitEthernet110/2/0/28

C6k 1000Mb 802.3

Full-duplex

down / down

Auto-speed

110

D4C9.EFD7.C690

3/2/2017

172.31.25.12

PC3.domain.name

Main 2911

GigabitEthernet110/2/0/29

C6k 1000Mb 802.3

Full-duplex

down / down

Auto-speed

110

D4C9.EFD7.C691

1/26/2017

172.31.25.13

PC4.domain.name

Branch 2960

GigabitEthernet1/0/2

C6k 1000Mb 802.3

Full-duplex

down / down

Auto-speed

10

D4C9.EFD7.C692

1/5/2017

172.30.25.14

PC5.domain.name

Branch 2960

GigabitEthernet1/0/3

C6k 1000Mb 802.3

Full-duplex

down / down

Auto-speed

10

D4C9.EFD7.C693

12/8/2016

172.30.25.15

PC6.domain.name

Branch 2960

GigabitEthernet1/0/4

C6k 1000Mb 802.3

Full-duplex

down / down

Auto-speed

10

D4C9.EFD7.C694

11/12/2016

172.30.25.16

PC7.domain.name

4 Comments

This feature would be SO useful to us in NCM!

Level 15

I use to use this feature in the Engineering Toolset (Advanced Switchport Mapper) to do that but it is broken on Nexus switches and still only works on Catalyst switches.  But having this integrated into NCM would be awesome.  Or could this functionality also be gleaned from integrating UDT?

I use it in the Toolset's Switch Port mapper on a single device, but it takes much longer than using the custom report I built in NCM.  I'm considering doing a trial of UDT--if this functionality is present there, it could be a labor saver for my team.

If it could integrate with our ICMB, it would also be of interest.

I'd like this request to ALSO include information about down or inactive ports, and show how long they've been inactive.  That will enable us to unpatch ports that have not been used in months or years, and repurpose them.