SRW Switches? (SRW2048,SRW2024,SRW2016,SRW2008)

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by kjmcdonald, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. kjmcdonald

    kjmcdonald Network Guru Member

    Hi all,

    I"m thinking of purchasing some combination of these switches to do some networking here at work.

    I've downloaded the Manual, and looked through it, but I can't quite get all myquestions answered from there.

    My main need for a managed switch, is so that I can dynamically (before and after different test scripts run) re-assign ports to vlans. I need to be able to automate this, it can't be a manual process everytime.

    Originally I saw that this switch family had a Telnet/SSH interface, and a serial console, and the data sheet said 'CLI'. I fugured that was perfect for scripting with Expect or something like it.

    Now after reading the manual over, I see that the console, and telnet/SSH managment is menu/curses driven, and not a CLI. While I may still be able to script that with expect I relly don't want to try.

    My last hope, is that the manual talks about how to setup the switch for SNMP monitoring and management. I can't seem to find a list of what features can be managed through SNMP on it though? Everything?

    It'll almost be easier actually to script SNMP changes from Perl with the right Perl module, than to write Expect to run the CLI, so this might not be that bad.

    Basically, if you need the details, I need to be able to connect up about 20 different 'sources' (Traffic generators, PC's, etc) and about 20 different 'destination' ports on our product we are testing, then before each test runs I want to reconfigure which source is vlan'd to which destination (basically 1 vlan would only ever be associated with 2 ports.)

    Not the normal definition of an Ethernet switch, but it is still a type of 'swtiching'. ;)

  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

  3. kjmcdonald

    kjmcdonald Network Guru Member

    Thanks, but...

    Thanks alot. That's good info to have.

    But still I don't see how the web GUI will help me *automate* these changes in a script. I need to be able to make the changes without anyone touching a keyboard or mouse.

    Do you know of any true Command line option on these switches?

    Do you know of any already written script libraries that can manage them through any interface?

    Do you know how I might control the consoloe or telnet menu interface with a script?

    Or lastly, Do you know if the SNMP managment feature can control the port based VLAN assignments?


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