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Ports view

When you select an item from the menu tree in the Topology, a Ports tab displays in the right pane. This view shows all the ports within the customer, container or device selected and the status of each port. For example, if you select a container, the Ports tab displays all of the ports on all of the devices that reside inside the selected container. If you select a device, all of the ports for that device are displayed.

You can also view the adapters/hosts and port changes for a selected port by clicking Show Details Panel. This panel provides direct access to the information found in the Connection Details and Port Changes Views for the selected port, allowing you to quickly view and modify adapters that are connected to the port. See View connection details and Port changes view for information about the fields contained in these tabs.

Ports or interfaces are displayed in the order in which they appear in the interface table on a device. Depending on the device and its configuration, ports may not display in order numerically or alphabetically. When hosts are connected to a port, icons are displayed to indicate the type of host that is connected and its status. You can update the Ports view for the selected device.

When you select a supported wireless device from the menu tree, Ports and SSIDs tabs are displayed in the right pane. This view shows all of the SSIDs on the device, however, it does not show when hosts are connected. If an SSID has been removed from the device, it is displayed in red on the SSIDs tab. The configuration information for that SSID remains in the database until it is deleted manually. When FortiNAC resynchronizes with the device, all SSIDs that exist on the device are displayed. If an SSID was deleted from FortiNAC, but still exists on the device, it reappears during resynchronization. See SSID view.

See Icons for additional information.

Settings

Field

Definition

Status

Connection status icons for each port. See Icons for additional information on each icon.

Label

Internal ifname of the port.

Name

Default name displayed for the port is comprised of the sysName of the device, the ifName and, in curly braces, the ifAlias or Port Description. All of this information is read from the switch. For example, Cisco_2600 Fa/07 {Library Front Desk}, where Cisco_2600 is the system name of the device, Fa/07 is the ifName and {Library Front Desk} is the Port Description.

IP address

IP address of the device containing the port.

Interface ID

Internal ifIndex of the port.

Default VLAN

Default VLAN for the port read from the device.

Current VLAN

VLAN where the port has been placed based on the network access policy for the connected host or device .

Notes

User specified notes about the selected port. Notes are entered in Port Properties. See Port properties.

Device

Name of the device containing the port.

Connection State

Defines the state and type of device connected to this port. View the idon in the Status column for additional information. States include:

  • All Uplinks: Displays ports that have a connection status of any uplink type.
  • Device: Device is connected to this port.
  • Disabled Phone: Phone is connected and has been disabled.
  • Disabled Registered Host: Registered host is connected and has been disabled.
  • Disabled Rogue Host: Rogue host is connected and has been disabled.
  • Disabled User: User is connected and has been disabled.
  • Learned Uplink: Uplink mode has been set as Dynamic and a device that is modeled in FortiNAC is connected on the port. See Port uplink types
  • Multiple Hosts: More than one host is connected on the port.
  • Not Connected: Nothing is connected to this port.
  • Not Uplink: Port is not an uplink. This is either because the Uplink Mode is dynamic and the conditions for FortiNAC to set it to an uplink have not been met, OR the mode has been set as Never Uplink. See Port uplink types
  • Phone: An IP Phone is connected.
  • Registered AtRisk Host: Known host that has failed a scan or has been manually marked AtRisk is connected.
  • Registered Host: Known host is connected.
  • Rogue AtRisk Host: Unregistered host that has failed a scan or has been manually marked AtRisk is connected.
  • Rogue Host: Unknown host is connected.
  • Threshold Uplink: Uplink mode has been set as Dynamic and FortiNAC has determined that the number of MAC addresses on the port exceeds the System Defined Uplink count. See Port uplink types
  • Unauthenticated Host: Host that is registered but has not authenticated is connected.
  • User: Authenticated user is connected.
  • User Defined Uplink: Uplink Mode has been configured as Always Uplink. See Port uplink types
  • WAP Uplink: Wireless Access Point is connected to the port causing port to be set as an uplink. See Port uplink types

Current CLI

Name of the CLI configuration currently applied to the port.

Admin Status

Indicates whether the port has been administratively disabled or enabled.

Operational Status

Indicates whether a port is currently operational and connected to a device or not.

Last Modified By

User name of the last user to modify the port.

Last Modified Date

Date and time of the last modification to this port.

Right click options

Show/Hide Details Panel

Shows/hides an additional panel showing adapters/hosts and port changes for the selected port. This information can also be found in the Connection Details and Port Changes Views.

Export

Exports the data displayed to a file in the default downloads location. File types include CSV, Excel, PDF, or RTF. See Export data.

Connection Details

Displays connection details for the selected port. See View connection details.

Group Membership

Displays port group membership, which allows you to view and modify the groups in which this port is a member. See Group membership.

Port Changes

Opens the Port Changes View. See Port changes view .

Port Properties

Opens Port Properties for the selected port. See Port properties.

Role Membership

Displays the list of roles in which the port is a member. See View role membership.

Select Device In Tree

Locates the selected device in the tree on the right and highlights it.

Show Audit Log

Opens the admin auditing log showing all changes made to the selected item.

For information about the admin auditing log, see Admin auditing.

Note

You must have permission to view the admin auditing log. See Add an administrator profile.

Show Events

Displays events for the selected port.

Ports view

When you select an item from the menu tree in the Topology, a Ports tab displays in the right pane. This view shows all the ports within the customer, container or device selected and the status of each port. For example, if you select a container, the Ports tab displays all of the ports on all of the devices that reside inside the selected container. If you select a device, all of the ports for that device are displayed.

You can also view the adapters/hosts and port changes for a selected port by clicking Show Details Panel. This panel provides direct access to the information found in the Connection Details and Port Changes Views for the selected port, allowing you to quickly view and modify adapters that are connected to the port. See View connection details and Port changes view for information about the fields contained in these tabs.

Ports or interfaces are displayed in the order in which they appear in the interface table on a device. Depending on the device and its configuration, ports may not display in order numerically or alphabetically. When hosts are connected to a port, icons are displayed to indicate the type of host that is connected and its status. You can update the Ports view for the selected device.

When you select a supported wireless device from the menu tree, Ports and SSIDs tabs are displayed in the right pane. This view shows all of the SSIDs on the device, however, it does not show when hosts are connected. If an SSID has been removed from the device, it is displayed in red on the SSIDs tab. The configuration information for that SSID remains in the database until it is deleted manually. When FortiNAC resynchronizes with the device, all SSIDs that exist on the device are displayed. If an SSID was deleted from FortiNAC, but still exists on the device, it reappears during resynchronization. See SSID view.

See Icons for additional information.

Settings

Field

Definition

Status

Connection status icons for each port. See Icons for additional information on each icon.

Label

Internal ifname of the port.

Name

Default name displayed for the port is comprised of the sysName of the device, the ifName and, in curly braces, the ifAlias or Port Description. All of this information is read from the switch. For example, Cisco_2600 Fa/07 {Library Front Desk}, where Cisco_2600 is the system name of the device, Fa/07 is the ifName and {Library Front Desk} is the Port Description.

IP address

IP address of the device containing the port.

Interface ID

Internal ifIndex of the port.

Default VLAN

Default VLAN for the port read from the device.

Current VLAN

VLAN where the port has been placed based on the network access policy for the connected host or device .

Notes

User specified notes about the selected port. Notes are entered in Port Properties. See Port properties.

Device

Name of the device containing the port.

Connection State

Defines the state and type of device connected to this port. View the idon in the Status column for additional information. States include:

  • All Uplinks: Displays ports that have a connection status of any uplink type.
  • Device: Device is connected to this port.
  • Disabled Phone: Phone is connected and has been disabled.
  • Disabled Registered Host: Registered host is connected and has been disabled.
  • Disabled Rogue Host: Rogue host is connected and has been disabled.
  • Disabled User: User is connected and has been disabled.
  • Learned Uplink: Uplink mode has been set as Dynamic and a device that is modeled in FortiNAC is connected on the port. See Port uplink types
  • Multiple Hosts: More than one host is connected on the port.
  • Not Connected: Nothing is connected to this port.
  • Not Uplink: Port is not an uplink. This is either because the Uplink Mode is dynamic and the conditions for FortiNAC to set it to an uplink have not been met, OR the mode has been set as Never Uplink. See Port uplink types
  • Phone: An IP Phone is connected.
  • Registered AtRisk Host: Known host that has failed a scan or has been manually marked AtRisk is connected.
  • Registered Host: Known host is connected.
  • Rogue AtRisk Host: Unregistered host that has failed a scan or has been manually marked AtRisk is connected.
  • Rogue Host: Unknown host is connected.
  • Threshold Uplink: Uplink mode has been set as Dynamic and FortiNAC has determined that the number of MAC addresses on the port exceeds the System Defined Uplink count. See Port uplink types
  • Unauthenticated Host: Host that is registered but has not authenticated is connected.
  • User: Authenticated user is connected.
  • User Defined Uplink: Uplink Mode has been configured as Always Uplink. See Port uplink types
  • WAP Uplink: Wireless Access Point is connected to the port causing port to be set as an uplink. See Port uplink types

Current CLI

Name of the CLI configuration currently applied to the port.

Admin Status

Indicates whether the port has been administratively disabled or enabled.

Operational Status

Indicates whether a port is currently operational and connected to a device or not.

Last Modified By

User name of the last user to modify the port.

Last Modified Date

Date and time of the last modification to this port.

Right click options

Show/Hide Details Panel

Shows/hides an additional panel showing adapters/hosts and port changes for the selected port. This information can also be found in the Connection Details and Port Changes Views.

Export

Exports the data displayed to a file in the default downloads location. File types include CSV, Excel, PDF, or RTF. See Export data.

Connection Details

Displays connection details for the selected port. See View connection details.

Group Membership

Displays port group membership, which allows you to view and modify the groups in which this port is a member. See Group membership.

Port Changes

Opens the Port Changes View. See Port changes view .

Port Properties

Opens Port Properties for the selected port. See Port properties.

Role Membership

Displays the list of roles in which the port is a member. See View role membership.

Select Device In Tree

Locates the selected device in the tree on the right and highlights it.

Show Audit Log

Opens the admin auditing log showing all changes made to the selected item.

For information about the admin auditing log, see Admin auditing.

Note

You must have permission to view the admin auditing log. See Add an administrator profile.

Show Events

Displays events for the selected port.