I have a large population of gigabit switches and I am looking to decide where to deploy replacement 10gigabit switches.
I want to target locations where links are close to saturation at 1gbps and could benefit from the additional bandwidth.
I have bandwidth sensors on all of the switch ports and from the web interface I can look at the sensor channels and see the maximum values for Traffic In and Traffic Out. I want to be able to write a script that will extract these Maximum values and provide me with a report on the switches with the highest peak traffic interfaces.
I guess I can pull the full data set and then find the maximum value myself but since the Maximum is shown in the web interface I was wondering if it can be extracted more efficiently.