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Viewing PoE Information

This topic describes how to view Power over Ethernet (PoE) information for EX devices.

Procedure for Viewing PoE Information

To view PoE information for a device:

  1. Click Monitor on the Network Director banner.
  2. Select the device in the View pane that you want to monitor.
  3. Select Tasks > Show PoE Interfaces in the Tasks pane.

    The Show PoE Information window opens. For information about this window, click the Help button in the title bar of the window or see Table 1. You can click the Refresh button below the table to refresh the data from the device.

Show PoE Information Window

The Show PoE Information window shows information about the PoE ports of the selected device.

Table 1: Show PoE Information Window

Control or Column


Search controls

Search for PoE records. Enter search text in the text box. The PoE table displays only the matching records. Click the X button to clear the search and display all records.

Interface Name

Name of the PoE interface.

Admin Status

Administrative state of the PoE interface—Enabled or Disabled.

If the PoE interface is disabled, it can provide network connectivity, but it cannot provide power to connected devices.

Operational Status

Operational status of the PoE interface. The operational status can have one of the following values:

  • ON—The interface is currently supplying power to a powered device.

  • OFF—PoE is enabled on the interface, but the interface is not currently supplying power to a powered device.

  • FAULT—PoE interface is in the OFF state due to a fault condition.

  • Disabled—PoE is disabled on the interface.

Max Power Limit

Maximum power that can be provided by the interface.


Interface power priority—High or Low.

Power Consumption

Amount of power being used by the interface.


Class of the powered device—IEEE 802.3af (PoE) or IEEE 802.3at (PoE+).

Class 0 is the default class and is used when the class of the powered device is unknown. If no powered device is connected, this column displays Not Applicable.

LLDP Negotiation Priority

Interface power priority negotiated by LLDP.

LLDP Negotiation Power

Amount of power negotiated by LLDP, to be used by the interface.