Network Switch Management

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 device 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 management.

Proper network switch management is crucial for any network enterprise, as switches are the physical backbone of the network. It helps manage the routing and forwarding of data and serves as a point of contact for the entire Wide Area Network.
Network Switch Management 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 Management tool lets you continuously monitor the availability of network switches in your enterprise environment with the help of SNMP. The periodic and continuous monitoring let 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.

Switch Availability

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 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.

Network Switch Performance Metrics

The metrics can be categorized into various types, such as latency, lost packets, average CPU load, CPU percentage, uptime, memory usage, etc. Get all the monitored switch performance metrics data under one dashboard and ensure a healthy network switch management.

Switch Configuration Management

A network switch management solution uses the backup configuration data files for the system to restore the switch configuration. To recover from any disaster completely, it is important to back up the business data regularly and store the volume on the server or host level.

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.

Comprehensive Dashboards with Motadata AIOps

The network devices can have various interfaces, making the network a complex architecture and more challenging to monitor as a whole. 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 and capacity.

Dashboard of switches and network interfaces

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.


Network switch management is a 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.

Switches keep track of all the MAC addresses of connected devices across the network. The MAC addresses are stored in a database known as a CAM table.

You need to analyze the critical switch performance metrics to gain full advantages. Some of the benefits of adopting network switch management are as follows:

  • Ensuring ports availability
  • Ports usage and utilization
  • Network switch capacity planning
  • CPU and memory usage statistics
  • Real-time port performance metrics