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    Enabling or Disabling Network Ports on Switches

    Network ports connect switches to the network and carry network traffic. You can enable or disable network ports of switches that are part of your network. When you enable or disable a port, the administrative status of the port changes to UP or DOWN respectively. When you disable a port, the system marks that port as administratively down, without removing the port configurations.

    You can enable or disable one or more ports at a time using the Manage Port Admin State page. The status of the port is indicated by the Admin State and the Link State fields. The administrative status of a port is indicated by the Admin State field.

    To enable or disable a network interface:

    1. Do one of the following:
      • In the topology view, locate the device for which you want to enable or disable ports and click Device Management > Manage Port Admin State from the Tasks pane.
      • While in the Deploy mode, select the device for which you want to enable or disable ports in the View pane and click Device Management > Manage Port Admin State from the Tasks pane.

      The Manage Port Admin State page appears displaying all the physical ports available on the selected device and the current status of each port. This page also displays the port mode of each interface, if any. Port mode can be access, tagged-access, or trunk mode.

    2. Do one of the following:
      • Select the check box adjacent to the ports that you want to enable and click Change Admin State UP.
      • Select the check box adjacent to the interfaces that you want to disable and click Change Admin State DOWN.
    3. Click Done. Network Director changes the administrative status of the ports and displays a confirmation message confirming the changes.

    Modified: 2016-09-29