Port Status

The Port Status window is a read-only window that tells you the type of ports and media available in the switch, whether each port is enabled or disabled and up or down, and each port's operating mode. This window duplicates the port status information available in the Port Status screen of the switch's console interface.

Port: -- The port number for each port installed in the switch. For example, "A1" means the first port in slot "A". "-MP" shows that the port is configured as the monitoring port. "Trk" shows that the port is configured to be part of a trunk group.

Type: -- The network type of each switch port (10/100TX, 10FL, 100FX, 1000LX, or 1000SX).

Enabled -- Indicates whether the port has been enabled (the default) or disabled from the switch console or from the HP Web Browser Interface, HP TopTools for Hubs & Switches, or another management tool. To change this setting, use the Port Configuration screen.

Status -- The port's current operational status:

Mode -- The operational mode of the port (port speed and whether it is set to half-duplex or full-duplex). For 10/100TX ports, if the Mode was set to "Auto" in the Port Configuration screen (or Port Settings screen in the console interface), this field shows the actual mode setting that the port negotiated with the device on the other end of the link. (For auto-negotiation to operate, the port must be connected to a network device that complies with the 802.3u standards for auto-negotiation.)

Flow Ctrl -- Whether Flow Control is enabled or disabled (the default). When enabled, maximizes circuit efficiency by enabling negotiation of packet parameters with the device to which the port is connected. When disabled (the default), the port does not generate flow control packets and drops any flow control packets it receives.

Bcast Limit -- The current broadcast limit setting for the port (default 0; range: 0-99%). This is the theoretical maximum of network bandwidth in per cent that can be used for broadcast and multicast traffic. Any broadcast or multicast limit exceeding that limit will be dropped. Zero (0) means the feature is disabled (the default).

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