Switch Miner is a lightweight utility for Windows that acts as a switch port mapper/switch port discovery tool for Cisco switches. It helps network engineers discover the devices that are connected to the all the ports of a switch. It will even discover neighboring switches via CDP and scan them also. Using SNMP it scans switches and creates excel xlsx or csv files.
What Does Switch Miner Discover?
Speed and Duplex (Operational/Admin)
VLAN Number (Data/Voice)
VLAN Name (Data/Voice)
DNS/NBT Computer Names
CDP Neighbor Info
- Switch Port Discovery
This program works - and fast. Install is VERY easy as all you have to do is edit your sm.config file on notepad ++ with the appropriate info (snmp etc), and you are good to go. Will be donating as soon as I get a few extra bucks. Still - this is great for Cisco shops who need access-layer visibility. The only thing I would change/add is to specify static/dynamic entry, and the option of coloring out down ports. I know, I am picky. WILL NOT decompile using VS 2012 as noted in the readme file - or else I would have made the above changes myself. Still, phenomenal job, and well worth it!
Best Cisco switch port mapping program out there! THIS ONE WORKS - been fighting with the commercial packages for weeks - they would not map all the vlans, skip ports, not resolve names. Switch Miner mapped out our CatOs 6509 100% in the first pass, plus built the xls file as well (no more csv imports!) Thanks and a Tip of the Hat, You knocked the ball wayyyyy out of the park, it's still flying!