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View connection details

Connection Details displays information about the host connected on the selected port.The description will vary depending on the element connected. Status is represented by an icon. For a legend of status icons, see the Icons.

  1. Click Network Devices > Topology.
  2. Expand the container where the device is located.
  3. Select a device.
  4. In the Ports tab on the right, right-click on a port and select Connection Details. The connection details are displayed.
  5. Click the icon to view the information for the host connected to the port. This takes you to the Adapter Properties window for this host. See Properties for additional information.
Settings

Field

Description

Name

Name of the switch and port to which the host or device is connected.

Connected Elements

Number of interfaces connected to this port.

Devices

Status

Displays one of several pingable icons indicating the type of host connected to this port. Pingables in the Devices table are managed only in the Topology. See the Icons for information on each device icon.

Description

A description of the connected device. This field may contain any one of the following:

  • Vendor name
  • Hardware type
  • IP address

IP address

IP address of the device connected to this port.

Physical Address

MAC address of the device connected to this port.

Vendor Name

Vendor associated with the device's MAC address. Determined based on the vendor OUI's stored in the FortiNAC database.

Hosts

Status

Displays the Adapter icon for the selected connection. If the icon is green, the adapter is connected. Click on the icon to go to Adapter Properties. See Properties.

Host Status

Displays the Host icon for the selected connection. Host state is indicated by the icon displayed. See the Icons for information on each state. Click on the icon to go to Host Properties. See Properties.

IP address

IP address of the adapter connected to this port.

Physical Address

MAC address of the device connected to this port.

Vendor Name

Vendor associated with the host's MAC address. Determined based on the vendor OUI's stored in the FortiNAC database.

Host Name

Name of the connected host.

Registered To

User ID and name of the user to whom this host is registered. If a host is registered by host name, this field will be blank.

Logged On User

User ID and name of the user that is currently logged onto this host.

View connection details

Connection Details displays information about the host connected on the selected port.The description will vary depending on the element connected. Status is represented by an icon. For a legend of status icons, see the Icons.

  1. Click Network Devices > Topology.
  2. Expand the container where the device is located.
  3. Select a device.
  4. In the Ports tab on the right, right-click on a port and select Connection Details. The connection details are displayed.
  5. Click the icon to view the information for the host connected to the port. This takes you to the Adapter Properties window for this host. See Properties for additional information.
Settings

Field

Description

Name

Name of the switch and port to which the host or device is connected.

Connected Elements

Number of interfaces connected to this port.

Devices

Status

Displays one of several pingable icons indicating the type of host connected to this port. Pingables in the Devices table are managed only in the Topology. See the Icons for information on each device icon.

Description

A description of the connected device. This field may contain any one of the following:

  • Vendor name
  • Hardware type
  • IP address

IP address

IP address of the device connected to this port.

Physical Address

MAC address of the device connected to this port.

Vendor Name

Vendor associated with the device's MAC address. Determined based on the vendor OUI's stored in the FortiNAC database.

Hosts

Status

Displays the Adapter icon for the selected connection. If the icon is green, the adapter is connected. Click on the icon to go to Adapter Properties. See Properties.

Host Status

Displays the Host icon for the selected connection. Host state is indicated by the icon displayed. See the Icons for information on each state. Click on the icon to go to Host Properties. See Properties.

IP address

IP address of the adapter connected to this port.

Physical Address

MAC address of the device connected to this port.

Vendor Name

Vendor associated with the host's MAC address. Determined based on the vendor OUI's stored in the FortiNAC database.

Host Name

Name of the connected host.

Registered To

User ID and name of the user to whom this host is registered. If a host is registered by host name, this field will be blank.

Logged On User

User ID and name of the user that is currently logged onto this host.