Port Status
If the switch has link problems, such as traffic that is not being received on a switch port, verify the port status, and verify that the port settings are correct. You should also verify that the settings of switch port before connecting a device to it.

Tips on Using this Window:

  • Click the column headings to sort information.
  • Click Refresh to update the information displayed. The information on this window is automatically updated at each system refresh (every 60 seconds).
  • To understand the complete state of the ports:

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Basic Port Status

Port

The number of the port, including port type (such as Fa for Fast Ethernet and Gi for Gigabit Ethernet), the module slot number (0, 1, or 2), and the specific port number.

Description

The description of the port. This is configured from the Port Settings window.

Status

The state of the port. The state of a port can be up, down, or administratively (manually) enabled or disabled. For explanations of the colors used in this column, click Legend. You can administratively enable or disable the port from the Port Settings window.

VLAN

The VLAN ID to which the port belongs (also known as its VLAN membership). The default is 1. This is configured from the Smartports window, through Network Assistant, or through the command-line interface (CLI).

If the port belongs to more than one VLAN, trunk appears in this column.

Note: From the device manager, you can assign the port to only one VLAN. To assign the port to multiple VLANs, use Network Assistant or the CLI.

Speed

The operating speed of the port. The speed can be 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps. This is configured from the Port Settings window.

Duplex

The duplex state of the port. The duplex mode can be full or half duplex. This is configured from the Port Settings window.

PoE

The Power over Ethernet (PoE) state of the port. This is configured through Network Assistant or the CLI.

Off PoE device is not connected to the port.
Admin Off Port is set to never provide power to a connected PoE device.
Error-Disabled Port is disabled due to a misconfiguration or a violation on the switch.
On PoE device is connected to the port, and this port can provide it with power.
Power Deny Power budget is allocated to other ports, and this port cannot providing power to a connected PoE device.

If the port is supplying power to a device, the state includes the number of watts that are allocated to the port.

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