Configuring Protected Ports

Use the Protected Ports Configuration page to configure and view protected ports groups. A port that is a member of a protected ports group is a protected port. A port that is not a member of any protected ports group is an unprotected port. Each port can be a member of only one protected ports group. Ports in the same protected ports group cannot forward traffic to other protected ports within the group, even if they are members of the same VLAN. However, a port in a protected ports group can forward traffic to ports that are in a different protected ports group. A protected port can also forward traffic to unprotected ports. Unprotected ports can forward traffic to both protected and unprotected ports.

To access this page, click Switching > Protected Ports > Configuration in the navigation menu.

Use the buttons to perform the following tasks:

  • To create a protected ports group and add ports to the group, click Add and configure the settings in the available fields.
  • To change the name or the port members for an existing group, select the group to update and click Edit.
  • To remove one or more protected ports groups, select each entry to delete and click Remove. You must confirm the action before the entry is deleted.
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Protected Ports Configuration Fields

Field Description
Group Name This is the configured name of the protected ports group.
Protected Ports The ports that are members of the protected ports group. When adding a port to a protected ports group, the Available Interfaces field lists the ports that are not already members of a protected ports group. To move an interface between the Available Interfaces and Selected Interfaces fields, click the port (or [Ctrl] + click to select multiple ports), and then click the appropriate arrow to move the port(s) to the desired field.

Click Refresh to update the information on the screen with the most current data.