The Cisco FindIT Network Discovery Utility allows users to easily discover select Cisco products connected to a network. This enables users to quickly connect to the user interface of a device, where they can view and manage its configurations.
The objective of this document is to explain how to install and use Cisco FindIT to access the configuration utility of the SG550XG and SG350XG Series Managed Switches.
For a full length demonstration of Network Discovery and Management via FindIT, please view the video below:
To install FindIT, type www.cisco.com into your web browser and then click Support. Next, in the Downloads search bar, search for FindIT. Make sure to download the latest version of the FindIT software that is compatible with your operating system. In this tutorial, we are using software v2.0.2 for the Microsoft Windows operating system. Once installed, run the FindIT installation file and follow the steps in the Installation Wizard to install the software.
Note: Open web browsers will be closed during the installation process; be sure to save any work.
After installing FindIT, enable the FindIT extension in your web browser by clicking the appropriate control settings option for your web browser. Then, click FindIT to enable the sidebar. Next, enter the operating system credentials. Once you log in, the sidebar will appear, displaying a hierarchical list of the currently connected devices on your network. Hovering over a device with your mouse will show details such as its model number, MAC address, and IP address.
Note: If devices on your network are configured as a stack, FindIT is able to detect them. Hover over the master switch with your mouse to reveal the device type as "switch stack", along with the number of devices in the stack.
To access the web configuration utility of the SG550XG or SG350XG stackable switches, enter the corresponding IP address of the device into the web browser's URL. You can also use FindIT to quickly and easily connect to the GUI by simply double-clicking the devices detected in your network within the sidebar. After connecting to a switch, you will be prompted to log in with a username and password. Once you have logged into the switch, you can manage the switch configurations. On the left side of the page are the basic configuration tabs. Here, you can select the desired tabs and subtabs to view and manage the device features and settings.
Cisco FindIT is an easy way for users to discover select Cisco devices connected to their network and quickly access their web configuration utility pages. The web configuration utility page provides a graphical interface for configuring and managing settings on devices within an integrated web browser.