The switches have several built-in tools for monitoring, analyzing, and troubleshooting switch and network operation:

  • Status: Includes options for displaying general switch information, management address data, port status, port and trunk group statistics, MAC addresses detected on each port or VLAN, and STP, IGMP, and VLAN data.
  • Counters: Display details of traffic volume on individual ports.
  • Event Log: Lists switch operating events (Using the Event Log for troubleshooting switch problems ).
  • Alert Log: Lists network occurrences detected by the switch—in the System > Logging screen of the WebAgent.
  • Configurable trap receivers: Uses SNMP to enable management stations on your network to receive SNMP traps from the switch.
  • Port monitoring (mirroring): Copy all traffic from the specified ports to a designated monitoring port.

Link test and ping test—analysis tools in troubleshooting situations—are described in Troubleshooting. See Diagnostic tools.