This document shows you how to enable the Embedded FindIT Probe on
the Sx350 and Sx550 series switches.
The FindIT Network Management application is an application that
automatically discovers a network, and enables the network administrator to
configure and monitor all supported Cisco devices - such as Cisco switches,
routers, and wireless access points. It also notifies the administrator of any
available firmware updates, or any devices that are no longer under warranty or
covered by a support contract. FindIT Network Manager is a distributed
application which is comprised of two separate components or interfaces:
A single instance FindIT
Network Manager is installed at a convenient location in the network. Each
Probe is associated with a Manager.
FindIT Network Probe. An
instance of FindIT Network Probe is installed at each site in the network. The
probe performs network discovery and communicates directly with each Cisco
From the Manager interface, you can get a high-level view of the
status of all the sites in your network, and connect to the Probe installed at
a particular site when you wish to view detailed information for that site. The
Probe also allows Manager functionality for devices connected to the local
Enabling the Embedded
Step 1. Log in to the web-based utility of
Note: For this
demonstration, we will be using the SG550X-24 to enable the FindIT Probe.
Step 2. Navigate to Administration > FindIT Network Probe Settings.
Step 3. Check the Enable check box in the FindIT
Network Probe Operation field. This will enable the FindIT Network
Network Probe Status field will display the status of the FindIT
Step 4. Click Apply to save the settings to the running configuration.
Note: After a short
delay, you can see the FindIT Network Probe
Status change from Inactive to Active.
You should now have successfully enabled your
FindIT Network Probe.
the Embedded FindIT Probe
Step 1. Click the FindIT
icon on the top right hand corner of the Graphical User Interface (GUI) to
access the FindIT Network Probe.
Step 2. (Optional) Another way of accessing the FindIT Network Probe is
entering the switch IP address in the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) bar with https:// before the switch IP address and :4443 after the switch IP address. For this
demonstration, we entered in https://192.168.1.113:4443.
Then press Enter on your keyboard.
It should redirect you to the FindIT Network Probe page.
Note: You must be
logged into the switch in order for this to work, otherwise it will bring you
to the login page to have you log in. If you get a certificate error, proceed
on to the webpage.
You should have successfully accessed the
embedded FindIT Network Probe on your Sx350 and Sx550 Series Switches.
Some companion articles related to the FindIT
Network Probe can be accessed below:
FindIT Network Management Frequently Asked Questions
Device Groups on FindIT Network Probe
Switch Ports from Port Management Using the Cisco FindIT Network Probe
a FindIT Network Probe to the FindIT Network Manager