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Line Card Usage


The Line Card Usage report lists all the cards in the network sorted by card type and provides usage information for these cards. This is useful when searching for capacity information, such as the number of port vacancies in a particular type of card in the network. The saved report’s filename starts with “HW_LINECARD_USAGE_REPORT.”

Figure 132: Hardware Inventory: Line Card Usage
Hardware Inventory: Line Card Usage



Card Name

Name of line card

Device Name

Corresponding device name converted into NorthStar Planner format

Card Id

Slot information, for example, S-0/1

Connected Ports

Number of ports that (a) have a corresponding link in the model, (b) are operationally up, or (c) have an IP address defined on the interface

No. of Ports

Total Number of physical ports

Reserved Ports

Number of Reserved ports, based on customizable keywords found in the description.

Shutdown Ports

Ports that are operationally or administratively down