Network Switch Monitoring

Ensure efficient network operations and troubleshoot issues with root cause analysis. Get availability graphs, reports, dashboards, and complete transparency across network devices with Motadata AIOps.

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An enterprise network is designed with various types of network devices. Among all the devices, a switch is an essential device that connects multiple network elements such as computers, wireless access points, printers, servers, etc. Switches make connected devices share information and communicate with each other.

Switches manage data flow across the network enterprise by transmitting the network packets. Each network device is identified by its network address, and based on these addresses, switches direct the traffic flow, maximizing security and network efficiency.

Switch Management with Motadata AIOps

When any problem occurs with a switch in the network, it impacts the entire local area network and its users.

By adopting a proactive monitoring approach, you can identify any issue early and resolve the same, preventing any potential problems and bad user experience. Motadata simply helps you maintain healthy and optimal network switch monitoring.

Effective switch management is essential, considering the role of switches as connectors within the network infrastructure.

Switches play a vital part in developing and maintaining comprehensive connectivity because they serve as a keystone between different network devices and endpoints like PCs and printers.

Network switch monitoring solution also helps you discover the switches across your network and add them to the inventory with configuration details.

You can also opt for auto-discovery with the help of credentials profiles and classify the rest of the interfaces mapped to the switch.

Switch Availability

Network Switch Monitoring tool lets you continuously monitor the availability of network switches in your enterprise environment with the help of SNMP.

The periodic and continuous monitoring lets the network admin know whether the switch is available based on the responses. In addition, monitoring interval and frequency can be configured based on the requirements and criticality of devices.

You can even create a graphical visualization of your entire LAN and get complete visibility across your network enterprise. Get notified whenever a switch goes unavailable and helps resolve the same before, they interrupt any network operations.

The AI-ML abilities also forecast potential issues and save your network from hazardous damage.

Switch Performance Metrics

It is important to have monitored the key metrics to execute switch operations successfully. Therefore, AIOps monitors various performance metrics collected for physical switches, switch ports, and interface connections.

Performance counters provide in-depth performance information by aiding enterprises monitor and analyze different aspects of network switch behavior. It gives real-time metrics on data throughput, latency, packet loss, and more.

Motadata AIOps aids enterprises to monitor spanning tree protocol, switch port mapper, and performance metrics for VLANs.

Network Switch Performance

The metrics such as latency, lost packets, average CPU load, CPU percentage, uptime, etc. Get all the monitored switch performance metrics data under one dashboard and ensure a healthy network switch monitoring.

Interface Monitoring

Interface monitoring is indisputable when it comes to network management. Through interface monitoring, you can get insights on individual port performance and monitor multiple ports too.

You can get information through tracking data inflow and outflow, data in or out speed, and error packets or discarded packets. It becomes easy to ensure a stable and resilient network with interface monitoring since it optimizes bandwidth usage, identify bottlenecks, and resolves issues swiftly.

Network Interface monitoring

Switch Configuration Management

A network switch monitoring solution uses the backup configuration data files for the system to restore the switch configuration.

Roll out configuration changes to network switches and execute predefined configurations at once with Configuration Baselining.

Get on-demand out-of-the-box compliance reports to know the compliance percentage and strategize actions to meet the requirements with Motadata.

Network Topology

Efficient network operation relies on a well-designed network topology, optimizing data flow and minimizing downtime. In Motadata AIOps, you can leverage CDP and LLDP to discover and map device connections automatically.

With these protocols, you can facilitate the creation of visual network topology, enhance troubleshooting, identify dependencies, and optimize network performance.

Network Topology for network switch management

Comprehensive Dashboards with Motadata AIOps

Get a complete overview of switches and network interfaces with Motadata AIOps. The out-of-the-box dashboards provide complete visibility across the interfaces and let you prioritize the issues and operations based on the severity.

In network switch monitoring, the default dashboard offers an in-depth snapshot of overall switch health, traffic patterns, and individual port status.

It also includes metrics like total bandwidth utilization, CPU usage, and real-time interface status. You can create network specific dashboards as well.

Get default network reports that provide insights on port utilization, error analysis, switch inventory and more. Custom reports can also be made taking category into consideration.

Network Switch Monitoring Dashboard

Motadata AIOps provide configuration details of all the network devices and each interface with a contextual view, making it easy to navigate through hundreds of devices and configurations.

Forget endless troubleshooting and reactive panic – Motadata AIOps is the ideal proactive solution for your network switches.

Its sharp-eyed monitoring spots issues before they erupt, while real-time dashboards give you all the intel you need to make informed decisions.

Motadata simplifies switch configuration and optimizes your network topology to ensure a resilient, high-performing network.

Basics of Network Switch Monitoring

Network switch monitoring is the practice of discovering all the switches and switch ports across your network and monitoring the same to collect the switch performance metrics. Adopting this practice allows you to monitor the switch status and ensure the network’s health. Constant monitoring empowers admins to observe switch performance, optimize network flow, and identify critical issues.

Network switch monitoring is essential for enterprises because switches aid forwarding data. With a proper switch management solution like Motadata AIOps, you can discover switches across the network, adding them to the inventory with details of configuration.

Overall, network switch monitoring ensures reliability and efficiency of the entire network infrastructure.

Effective switch management works as a keystone to ensure seamless IT operations. One of the main reasons why switch management is essential is that it minimizes downtime. Enterprises can reduce downtime by planning and executing switch management, thereby minimizing disruptions and enhancing overall productivity. 

Well-coordinated network switch monitoring not just addresses potential troubles promptly but ensures seamless transition between network configurations, thus keeping downtime to a minimum. Network switch monitoring is more important than ever for enterprises where uninterrupted connectivity is imperative.

Ensures interface availability – Get uninterrupted connectivity by managing network switches, ensuring constant availability and minimizing disruptions in data flow.

Interface utilization – Monitor and manage the usage of interface to optimize network resources, ensure effective allocation and avoid any bottlenecks for smooth data flow.

CPU usage – Track and manage CPU usage to maintain network health, enable proactive identification, and resolve potential performance problems to ensure smoother operations.

Real-time interface performance metrics – Enhance overall network performance, swiftly identify and resolve performance errors or anomalies with real-time monitoring of interface metrics.

Network switch hardware sensor metrics – Ensure network infrastructure longevity by managing hardware sensors, and temperature metrics for preventing overheating and hardware failures.