Commutation

The “Commutation” menu item contains 1 submenu:

  • Ports.

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Submenu “Ports”

The submenu contains information about commutation of network device ports. Records can be added, edited, exported to CSV, imported from CSV, deleted. Records can be assigned a monitoring status. You can search for port information.

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Table columns (You can select columns by clicking the gear icon):

  • ip address – an ip address of the network device;

  • sysName – SNMP sysName of network device;

  • port – name of the network device port;

  • patch cord – patch cord, which connects the patch panel port with network device port;

  • patch panel;

  • patch panel port;

  • socket – network socket where the endpoint is connected;

  • monitor status;

    Note

    • MONITOR_NOT_TRUNK – generate a network report for this port if it is not trunk.
    • MONITOR – generate a network report for this port.
    • NOT_MONITOR – do not generate a network report for this port.

    All ports with trunk status NOT_TRUNK and having connected endpoints will be added to commutation automatically according to the “Reports update period” option in the global settings. The network report will also be generated.

  • location – location of a network device.

When adding a port manually, you must specify:

  • Ip address;
  • Port name;
  • Patch cord;
  • Patch panel;
  • Patch panel port;
  • Socket;
  • Port monitor status.

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Editing a port is similar to adding it.

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Export to CSV: Export all port commutation information to CSV file. The file encoding is UTF-8. Separator is semicolon.

Import from CSV: import port commutation information from CSV file.

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Note

  • Separator is semicolon.
  • To correctly display characters, the file must be in the UTF-8 encoding without BOM.
  • We recommend that you use the Libre Office Calc to edit CSV files.

There is a possibility to select several ports at once and assign them monitor status.

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Delete ports: You can select multiple ports at once and delete them. This will delete the associated data from the network report.

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By clicking on the name of the port you can view detailed information about it.

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