Tools: Layer 2 Trace traces the physical network path from one device to another. Using previously discovered network connectivity data, the Layer 2 Trace tool finds the path between the two devices and then displays each network interface that is used to build the path. The trace tool also allows for a quick check of the status and availability of each step along the layer 2 path.
To use the Layer 2 Trace tool:
Tip: After a trace is completed, you can click Ping to view the current status of the layer 2 path. This tool pings each device identified in the trace and uses SNMP to query the interface for its status.