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Report.X-Ref.Port MAC ARP

The Report.X-Ref.Port MAC ARP activity creates a cross reference report of MAC and IP addresses against ports on a network. If IP addresses have been resolved to host names on the ARP report, the host names are reported as well.

This report uses the Device.Port info table, Report.MAC address table and Report.ARP table reports as its information base. It collects all port information from the Port report and matches MAC and ARP information against the ports. These report activities must be run before the cross reference report can be run.

The report does not require any devices to be selected. It uses the devices selected for the port report as its starting point.

Optionally, you can select the source reports, limit the number of MAC addresses displayed, and ignore specified interfaces.

Setting up the activity for Report.X-Ref.Port MAC ARP

For information on setting up activities, see Add / Edit scheduled activity details.

Activity options

Configure the options specific to this activity in the Options tab.

Current Port info table The path of the port info table to use for the x-ref.
Current MAC address table The path of the MAC address table to use for the x-ref.
Current ARP table

The path of the ARP table to use for the x-ref.

Max MAC entries per port

Limits the number of MAC entries to be displayed in the report on a port. This is useful for trunks and similar ports.

If you set a maximum of 5 entries, but a port contains more than 5 MAC entries, only the 5 most recent MAC entries are displayed.

Interfaces to exclude

Excludes an interface. You can enter an exact port name, or you can enter a regular expression that evaluates a number of similarly named ports to exclude. An example of this might be "Giga|Serial" to remove any ports with the text "Giga" or "Serial" in their name.

For example, these may be trunk ports that link devices and that may have a large number of MAC entries linked to them.