Ethernet Port Basic Configuration

About this task

Define a profile's Ethernet port basic configuration.


  1. Select Profiles > Interface > Ethernet > Ethernet name.
    The Basic screen is displayed.
  2. Set the following Ethernet port properties:
    Description Type a brief description for the port (64 characters maximum). The description should reflect the port's intended function to differentiate it from others with similar configurations or perhaps just the name of the physical port
    Admin Status Select Enabled to define this port as active to the controller profile it supports. Select Disabled to deactivate this physical port in the profile
    Speed Select the speed at which the port can receive and transmit the data. Select either 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 1000 Mbps, 2500 Mbps, or 5000 Mbps. Select either of these options to establish a 10, 100, 1000, 2500, or 5000 Mbps data transfer rate for the selected half duplex or full duplex transmission over the port. These options are not available if Auto is selected. Select Automatic to activate the port to automatically exchange information about data transmission speed and duplex capabilities. Auto negotiation is helpful when in an environment where different devices are connected and disconnected on a regular basis. Automatic is the default setting
    Duplex Select either half, full or automatic as the duplex option. Select Half duplex to send data over the port, then immediately receive data from the same direction in which the data was transmitted. Like a full-duplex transmission, a half-duplex transmission can carry data in both directions, just not at the same time. Select Full duplex to transmit data to and from the device port at the same time. Using Full duplex, the port can send data while receiving data as well. Select Automatic to dynamically duplex as port performance needs dictate. Automatic is the default setting
    Port Channel Use the spinner control to set a port channel between 1 and 4. This sets the channel group for the port
    Encforce Captive Portal Select a captive portal option to apply captive portal access permission rules to data transmitted over this specific Ethernet port.

    Select None to prevent access permission rules to be enforced. Select Authentication Failure to apply access permission rules only when user authentication fails. Select Always to enforce access permissions at all times. The default value is None

  3. Select Save to update the changes.