Other ideas on managing your switched network is to enable layer2 security features on the switch if it supports it. This could help with Man in The Middle Attacks, spoofing, & VLAN jacking. You could use VLANs by switch, floor, port, or any other idea you may have. The power of VLAN's is often over looked on the switches if they support it. As for SNMP you could code out a program to send mibs to your switches to show you port status and details on connection. If you comment on the ports with the details like room numbers for ports or other helpful details on where the other end of the port is the SNMP could send this detail when someone plugs in so you know when and where the connection is made. Let me know if you have questions.
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