This may be a stupid question, but I'm normally not a network admin, but circumstances have me there. I'm trying to disable down ports on a switch, but have a boatload of them, I'd like to configure them as disabled, and with the guest vlan(in case they need to be enabled). I realize i can do this manually, but there are quite a few switches I'd like to do this on, and anywhere between 5-15 ports per switch.
Basically is there a way to automate the disabling of switch ports that are down(not plugged into anything).
Alternatively is there something I am missing? I find it hard to believe that all of the world's network engineers are stuck doing similar tasks by hand every time. If a major network change happens (as is my case) it seems like that would be a lot of monotonous wasted time disabling random ports.