Switchport Summary

Use the Switchport Summary page to configure switchport mode settings on interfaces. The switchport mode defines the purpose of the port based on the type of device it connects to and constraints the VLAN configuration of the port accordingly. Assigning the appropriate switchport mode helps simplify VLAN configuration and minimize errors.

To access this page, click Switching > VLAN > Switchport Summary in the navigation menu.

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VLAN Switchport Summary Fields

Field Description
Interface The interface associated with the rest of the data in the row. When editing information for one or more interfaces, this field identifies the interfaces that are being configured.
Switchport Mode The switchport mode of the interface, which is one of the following:
  • Access: Access mode is suitable for ports connected to end stations or end users. Access ports participate only in one VLAN. They accept both tagged and untagged packets, but always transmit untagged packets.
  • Trunk: Trunk mode is intended for ports that are connected to other switches. Trunk ports can participate in multiple VLANs and accept both tagged and untagged packets.
  • General: General mode enables a custom configuration of a port. The user configures the General port VLAN attributes such as membership, PVID, tagging, ingress filter, etc., using the settings on the Port Configuration page. By default, all ports are initially configured in General mode.
Access VLAN ID The access VLAN for the port, which is valid only when the port switchport mode is Access.
Native VLAN ID The native VLAN for the port, which is valid only when the port switchport mode is Trunk.
Native VLAN Tagging When enabled, if the trunk port receives untagged frames, it forwards them on the native VLAN with no VLAN tag. When disabled, if the port receives untagged frames, it includes the native VLAN ID in the VLAN tag when forwarding.
Trunk Allowed VLANs The set of VLANs of which the port can be a member, when configured in Trunk mode. By default, this list contains all possible VLANs even if they have not yet been created.

Use the buttons to perform the following tasks: