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Manage an EX Series Switch

 

You can use the Device-Name page to view and manage an EX Series switch (physical and Virtual Chassis).

To view the chassis information of a member device in an EX Series Virtual Chassis , click the member device. The chassis view displays the ports and the status of the ports on the member device.

To access this page:

  1. Click Resources > Tenant Devices.

    The Tenant Devices page appears.

  2. Click an EX Series switch in the Device Name column of the Devices List.

    The Device-Name page appears.

You can perform the following actions from this page:

View the Chassis Information of an EX Series Switch

The chassis view displays the device model and all the ports on an EX Series switch.

You can perform the following actions from the chassis view dashlet that appears on this page:

Note

The chassis view is refreshed after every 60 seconds.

  • View information about ports—Hover over a port on the chassis view to view general information (such as administrative status, link status, and link mode) about the port.

    SeeTable 1 for more details.

    Note

    The ports on the chassis view are color coded depending on the admin and link statuses:

    • Green—If the admin status and link status are up.

    • Red—If the admin status is up and the link status is down.

    • Dark Gray—If the admin status and link status are down.

    • Light Gray—If the port is not configured as part of any LAN segment.

  • View additional details of a port—Click a port to view additional details of the port.

    The Port Overview tab appears. Table 6 describes the fields on the Port Overview tab.

  • View details of system meters—Hover over a system meter to view more information from the trays that appear. SeeTable 2 for more details.

  • Perform various actions on an EX Series switch—Click Actions on the chassis view dashlet.

    A list of all actions that you can perform on the switch is displayed. See Table 3 for more details.

Table 1 describes the fields on the port view pane.

Table 1: Fields on the Port View Pane

Field

Description

Admin Status

Administrative status of the port:

  • Green—Indicates that the admin status is up (enabled).

  • Gray—Indicates that the admin status is down (disabled).

Link Status

Operational status of the link or connection to the port:

  • Green—Indicates that the connection to the port is up.

  • Red—Indicates that the connection to the port is down.

Port Mode

Indicates the mode in which the port operates:

  • Access (default)—Only one VLAN is configured on the port.

  • Trunk—One or more VLANs are configured on the port.

    (Optional) A native VLAN may also be configured.

Link Mode

Mode in which the link to the port operates—Half-duplex or Full-duplex.

Power Consumption

Power consumed by the port, in watts (W).

PoE Status

Indicates whether the port is configured to transmit electrical power through an Ethernet cable (ON) or not (OFF).

Negotiated Speed

Current negotiated speed (in Kbps, Mbps, and Gbps) of the port.

VLAN

ID of the VLAN configured on the port.

Range: 1 through 4094.

Input Bandwidth Utilization

Bandwidth (in %) consumed by the incoming packets on the port.

Output Bandwidth Utilization

Bandwidth (in %) consumed by the outgoing packets on the port.

Input Drops

Number of incoming packets dropped by the port due to congestion.

Output Drops

Number of outgoing packets dropped by the port due to congestion.

Input Errors

Number of errors in the incoming packets.

Output Errors

Number of errors in the outgoing packets.

Table 2 describes the system meters available on the chassis view dashlet. The system meters display current data.

Note

The UI polls the CSO database every 30 seconds and the database polls the devices every five minutes.

Table 2: System Meters on the Chassis View Dashlet

System Meter

Description

CPU

CPU utilization (in %) in the switch.

Memory

Memory (in %) utilized in the switch.

Storage

Storage space (in %) allocated to the logical partitions of the switch.

Fan

Details of the fan used on the switch.

Temperature

Temperature details of the components in the available FPC.

LEDs

Severity level of the Alarms, System, and Primary LEDs.

Power

Details of the power supplies for the switch.

Table 3 describes the actions that you can perform on an EX Series switch.

Table 3: Options on the Actions List

Action

Description

Ping

Select this option to ping a remote host to verify the connectivity between the EX Series switch and the remote host.

See Identifying Connectivity Issues by Using Ping for more information.

Traceroute

Select this option to execute the traceroute command from the EX Series switch, to view the path a packet travels to reach the remote host.

See Identifying Connectivity Issues by Using Traceroute for more information.

Reboot Device

Select this option to reboot the switch.

See Rebooting Tenant Devices and Provider Hub Devices for more information.

Note: This option is available only for a physical EX Series switch.

Reboot Member

Select a member device in the Virtual Chassis that you want to reboot and click Reboot Member.

A reboot job is triggered to reboot the selected member.

(Optional) You can view the status of the job on the Jobs (Monitor > Jobs) page.

Note: This option is available only for an EX Virtual Chassis.

Reboot All

Select this option to reboot all member devices in the Virtual Chassis.

A reboot job is triggered to reboot all the members.

(Optional) You can view the status of the job on the Jobs (Monitor > Jobs) page.

This option is available only for an EX Virtual Chassis.

View ARP Table

The switch uses the ARP table to map MAC addresses to IP addresses of the ports on the switch.

If you select this option, the View ARP Details page appears with details, such as MAC addresses, IP addresses, Interface names, and flags associated with the switch.

View MAC Table

The switch uses the MAC table to map MAC addresses to specific ports on the switch.

If you select this option, the View MAC Details page appears with details, such as MAC addresses, Interface names, and flags associated with the switch.

View Information about an EX Series Switch

Click the Overview tab to view information about an EX Series switch.

You can select one of the following options as the time span to view details about the recent alarms, PoE, resource utilization, and physical box storage:

  • Past 1 hour

  • Past 8 hours

  • Past 1 day

  • Past 1 week

  • Past 1 month

Table 4 describes the dashlets on the Overview tab. The graphical representations on this tab display trends based on historical data.

Table 4: Dashlets on the Overview Tab

Dashlet

Description

Port Link Status

Graphical representation (Donut chart) of the link status.

Hover over the chart to view the number and percentage of links that are up and down. You can click the chart to view all the ports on the switch, on the Port Details page.

You can also search for a port or filter the list based on port name and link status (up or down).

Recent Alarms

Recent alarms (Critical, Major, and Minor) generated on the switch.

Click the View All Alarms link to view information about all the alarms, on the Alarms page.

See About the Alarms Page for more information.

Details

Details (such as serial number, management IP address, OS version, and device template) of the switch.

Resource Utilization

Graphical representation of memory and CPU utilized in the switch, for the selected time span.

Current System Users

Details (such as name, duration, and login time) of the system users who are currently logged in to the switch.

Click the More Details link on this dashlet to view additional information (such as username and session type) about the current users, on the View Details page.

You can search and sort the information on this page as per your requirement, by using the Search and Filter icons, respectively.

PoE

Graphical representation of the power consumed by each PoE interface, in Watts (W).

Note: This graph is displayed only for P models of EX Series switches.

Top Ports by Input Bandwidth

Graphical representation of the top 10 ports on which the incoming packets consume the maximum bandwidth.

Top Ports by Output Bandwidth

Graphical representation of the top 10 ports on which the outgoing packets consume the maximum bandwidth.

Top Ports with Input Errors

Graphical representation of the top 10 ports with the highest number of errors in incoming packets.

Top Ports with Input Errors

Graphical representation of the top 10 ports with the highest number of errors in outgoing packets.

Top Ports with Input Packet Loss

Graphical representation of the top 10 ports that drop the highest number of incoming packets.

Top Ports with Output Packet Loss

Graphical representation of the top 10 ports that drop the highest number of outgoing packets.

Licenses

Details of licenses (such as license name and description) installed on the switch.

Click the More Details link on this dashlet to view additional information about the licenses, on the Device License Files page. .

See About the Device License Files Page for more information.

Physical Box Storage

Graphical representation of the storage space (in %) allocated to the logical partitions of the switch.

View Information about Ports on an EX Series Switch

Click the Ports tab to view information about each port on an EX Series switch.

Table 5 describes the fields on the Ports tab.

You can perform the following tasks on this tab:

  • Search for a specific port by using keywords—Click the Search icon to search for a port by entering partial or full text of the keyword in the text box.

    The search results are displayed on the same tab.

  • Filter the data displayed on the tab—Click the Filter icon to apply a quick filter. The filtered results are displayed on the same tab.

  • Show or hide columns that contain information about the ports—Click the Show or Hide Columns icon to select or clear columns that you want to display or hide on the tab.

  • View additional details of a port—Click a port in the Port column to view additional details of the port, on the Port Overview tab that appears.

    Table 6 describes the fields on the Port Overview tab.

Table 5: Fields on the Ports Tab

Field

Description

Interface List

Port

Name of the port.

Click each port to view additional information about the port, on the Port Overview page.

SeeTable 6 for details of dashlets that appear on the Port Overview page.

Admin Status

Indicates the administrative status of the port:

  • Up—if the port is enabled.

  • Down—If the port is disabled.

Link Status

Indicates the status of the link or connection to the port:

  • Up—If the connection to the port is up.

  • Down—If the connection to the port is down.

MTU

Maximum transmission unit (MTU) size (in bytes) on the ports.

Default: 1500 bytes.

Negotiated Speed

Current negotiated speed (in Kbps, Mbps, and Gbps) of the port.

Link Mode

Mode in which the port operates—Half-duplex or Full-duplex.

Media Type

Type of transmission medium—Copper or Fiber.

Power Consumption

Power consumed by the port, in Watts (W).

VLAN ID

ID of the VLAN configured on the port.

Range: 1 through 4094.

Input Bandwidth Utilization

Bandwidth (in %) consumed by the incoming packets on the port.

Output Bandwidth Utilization

Bandwidth (in %) consumed by the outgoing packets on the port.

Input Drops

Number of incoming packets dropped by the port due to congestion.

Output Drops

Number of outgoing packets dropped by the port due to congestion.

Input Errors

Number of errors in the incoming packets.

Output Errors

Number of errors in the outgoing packets.

PoE (Power Over Ethernet)

Indicates whether the port is configured to transmit electrical power through an Ethernet cable (ON) or not (OFF).

Auto Negotiation

Indicates whether the interface speed is auto-negotiated (Enabled) or is fixed based on an explicitly configured value (Disabled).

Table 6 describes the dashlets available on the Port Overview tab.

You can select one of the following options as the time span for which you want to view the graph for these dashlets:

  • Past 1 hour

  • Past 8 hours

  • Past 1 day

  • Past 1 week

  • Past 1 month

Note

The dashlets on the Port Overview tab are refreshed after every 30 seconds. The date and time of the last refresh appear at the bottom-left corner on each dashlet.

Table 6: Dashlets on the Port Overview Tab

Dashlet

Description

Details

Details (such as port number, admin status, and link mode) of the port that you selected.

Utilization

Graphical representation of CPU utilized by the selected port (in terms of input and output) for the selected time span.

Errors

Graphical representation of the number of errors in the incoming (input) and outgoing (output) packets for the selected time span.

You can select either the past 1 hour, 8 hours, 1 day, 1 week, or 1 month as the time span for which you want to view the graph.

Packet Loss

Graphical representation of packet loss in incoming (input) and outgoing (output) packets for the selected time span.

You can select either the past 1 hour, 8 hours, 1 day, 1 week, or 1 month as the time span for which you want to view the graph.

Bytes

Graphical representation of the MTU (in bytes) for incoming (input) and outgoing (output) packets for the selected time span.

You can select either the past 1 hour, 8 hours, 1 day, 1 week, or 1 month as the time span for which you want to view the graph.

Packets

Graphical representation of the number of incoming (input) and outgoing (output) packets for the selected time span.

You can select either the past 1 hour, 8 hours, 1 day, 1 week, or 1 month as the time span for which you want to view the graph.

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