3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 16, 2019 8:36 AM by rschroeder

    How would you build a regular Report, or a Compliance Report, to provide counts of ports with, or without, specific configuration lines?

    rschroeder

      I've been challenged to use NPM or NCM (or any SW module) to do the following (and I don't see the way to do it yet):

       

      Given:  NPM monitors all switch ports, and NCM backs up all Switches nightly

      Tasks:  Use Solarwinds to

      • Display the total count of ports with ISE configured in "enforcement" mode.
        • Each switchport configuration requires perhaps a dozen or twenty lines to properly enable ISE in our environment.
        • The port count must display the total number of ports with ISE enabled or disabled across a thousand switches (e.g.: 47,000 ports with ISE enabled, 1,000 ports with it disabled).
          • The report could go a step deeper and list ISE ports and non-ISE ports broken down by switch.
      • Display the total count of ports with ISE configured in "monitor" mode.
        • The port count must display the total number of ports with ISE in monitor or NOT in monitor mode
          • It would be a valuable option to be able to drill in deeper and break this list down by switch, and display the ports in monitor mode or not in monitor mode
      • Display the total count of ports with ISE configured in "open authentication" mode
        • Optionally, break the list down by switch and switchport, displaying only the ports in "open auth" mode
      • Display the count of ports participating in trunks
        • It should list separately the count of ports in port-channels that are uplinks to Distribution or Core switches
          • Downlink ports, or ports to PC's requiring multiple VLAN's, must be counted separately from the uplink ports.  We'll make it easy and specify port-channel 1 will always be an uplink, and higher numbered port-channels will always be downlinks
          • The count could additionally/optionally be displayed on a per-switch basis
      • List the total number of all switchports

       

      Is this too specific / challenging for Solarwinds products to do?  It seems like the Compliance Reporting is ideal for it, but I'm not having good luck so far.

       

      Swift packets!

       

      Rick Schroeder