PoE Configuration

Use the PoE Configuration page to view PoE (Power over Ethernet) status information and configure global PoE settings.

To access this page, click System > PoE > Configuration in the navigation menu.

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PoE Configuration Fields

Field Description
Firmware Version The firmware version of the PoE software component.
Operational Status The current status of the switch PoE functionality, which can be one of the following:
  • On: At least one port on the switch is delivering power to a connected device.
  • Off: The PoE functionality is operational but no ports are delivering power.
  • Faulty: The PoE functionality is not operational.
Total Power Available The total power in mWatts that can be provided by the switch.
Threshold Power When the PoE power being used exceeds this threshold, a trap is generated to the system log to alert the system administrator of high power usage. This value is determined by the configurable System Usage Threshold percentage.
Consumed Power The amount of power in mWatts currently being consumed by connected PoE devices.
System Usage Threshold A percentage of the total power available. This percentage determines the threshold power.
Power Management Mode The method by which the PoE controller determines supplied power, which can be one of the following:
  • Static: The power allocated to each port is reserved and is not available to any other port, even when less than the maximum allocation is being used.
  • Dynamic: The power allocated to each port is not reserved. Unused power may be allocated from one port to another as needed, up to the power limit defined for each port.
Port Auto Reset Mode When enabled, the switch automatically resets a PoE port if an error condition occurs. When disabled, the administrator must reset the port manually.
Traps When enabled, SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) traps will be generated when certain events occur. Trap events include a change in whether power is being delivered on a port and when the power usage threshold is exceeded.