Missing information about resource utilization such as the number of used and unused ports may cause an insufficiently used network capacity and this may lead to higher investment cost. Also, networks need a high availability and system stability. Often, most of the down times in networks are due to the physical infrastructure and/or the insufficient traceability of patching. Operating costs and administrative expenses play a significant role in administration, monitoring, documentation, planning, troubleshooting and fault repair of a network infrastructure. A solution to increase efficiency in the administration of your network infrastructure is therefore an intelligent infrastructure or patch management system.