Ethernet Port Configuration

To define a profile‘s physical Ethernet port configuration:

  1. Select Configuration → Devices → System Profile from the web UI.
  2. Expand the Interface menu and select Ethernet Ports.
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    Device Configuration - System Profile - Interfaces - Ethernet Ports screen
  3. Refer to the following to assess port status, mode and VLAN configuration:
    Name Displays the physical port name reporting runtime data and statistics. Supported ports vary depending on model.
    Type Displays the physical port type.
    Description Displays an administrator defined description for each listed port.
    Admin Status A green check mark means the port is active and currently enabled with the profile. A red "X" means the port is currently disabled and not available for use. The interface status can be modified with the port configuration as needed.
    Mode The profile's switching mode: either Access or Trunk (as defined on the Ethernet Port Basic Configuration screen).

    If Access is selected, the port accepts packets only from the native VLAN. Frames are forwarded untagged with no 802.1Q header. All frames received on the port are expected as untagged and mapped to the native VLAN.

    If Trunk is selected, the port allows packets from a list of VLANs added to the trunk. The port supports multiple 802.1Q tagged VLANs and one native VLAN which can be tagged or untagged.

    Native VLAN The VLAN ID (1 - 4094) for the native VLAN. The native VLAN allows an Ethernet device to associate untagged frames to a VLAN when no 802.1Q frame is included in the frame. Additionally, the native VLAN is the VLAN over which untagged traffic is directed when using a port in Trunk mode.
    Tag Native VLAN A green check mark means the native VLAN is tagged. A red "X" means the native VLAN is untagged.

    When a frame is tagged, the 12-bit frame VLAN ID is added to the 802.1Q header so upstream Ethernet devices know which VLAN ID the frame belongs to. The device reads the 12-bit VLAN ID and forwards the frame to the appropriate VLAN. When a frame is received with no 802.1Q header, the upstream device classifies the frame using the default or native VLAN assigned to the Trunk port. A native VLAN allows an Ethernet device to associate untagged frames to a VLAN when no 802.1Q frame is included in the frame.

    Allowed VLANs The VLANs allowed to send packets over the listed port. Allowed VLANs are listed only when the port is in Trunk mode.