Configuring Power over Ethernet (NSM Procedure)

EX Series switch models provide either 8, 24, or 48 PoE ports, which supply electric power over the same ports that are used to connect network devices. These ports allow you to plug in devices that require both network connectivity and electric power, such as VoIP phones, WAPs, and some IP cameras.

The factory default configuration for EX Series switches specifies and enables PoE interfaces for the PoE ports.

To configure PoE:

  1. In the navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices. In Device Manager, select the device for which you want to configure PoE.
  2. In the configuration tree, select PoE
  3. Enter a value to set the guard band value. The default value is 0. Guard band Specifies the band to control power availability on the switch.
  4. To add/modify PoE interface details, click Add New Entry and select Interface.
  5. In the Interface screen, click the add or edit icon.
  6. Add/modify PoE settings for the interface as specified in Table 70
  7. Click one:
    • OK—To save the changes.
    • Cancel—To cancel the modifications.

Table 70: PoE Edit Settings



Your Action


Specifies the name for the interface.

Enter a name.


Specifies that PoE is enabled on the interface.

Select this option to disable PoE on the interface.


Lists the power priority (Low or High) configured on ports enabled for PoE.

Set the priority as High or Low.

Maximum Power

Specifies the maximum PoE wattage available to provision active PoE ports on the switch.

Select a value in watts. If no value is specified, the default is 15.4.


Enable logging of PoE power consumption with the default telemetries settings.

Select this option to log telemetries. Specify the following:

  • Disable—Select to disable logging of telemetries.
  • Interval—The time interval for logging telemetries
  • Duration—The duration for which telemtries should be logged.