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Import port descriptions

From within the Topology, you can import port descriptions into the FortiNAC Server and FortiNAC Control Server appliances from a .csv text file containing the comma separated values.

Use only letters, numbers and hyphens (-) when creating port descriptions. Other characters, such as #, may prevent FortiNAC from communicating properly with the device.

  1. Create the .csv file with any text editor or spreadsheet tool.

    Use commas to separate the data fields if you are using a text editor to create the file. The data you enter into the record for each port must contain all the fields.

    Example:

    "IPAddress","InterfaceID","Floor","Room","Jack"

    Settings

    Field

    Description

    IPAddress

    IP address of the switch.

    InterfaceID

    ID of the interface. This ID is displayed in Port Properties for the selected port.

    Floor

    Optional field. If not used, type open and closed quotation marks: “”.

    Room

    Optional field. If not used, type open and closed quotation marks: “”.

    Jack

    Optional field. If not used, type open and closed quotation marks: “”.

  2. Save the file with the .csv extension in the filename.
  3. Click Network Devices > Topology.
  4. Right-click the Customer Container and select Import Port Desc.
  5. Navigate to the directory where the .csv file containing the port descriptions is located. Click to select the file, then click Open.

The port description data is imported into FortiNAC.

Import port descriptions

From within the Topology, you can import port descriptions into the FortiNAC Server and FortiNAC Control Server appliances from a .csv text file containing the comma separated values.

Use only letters, numbers and hyphens (-) when creating port descriptions. Other characters, such as #, may prevent FortiNAC from communicating properly with the device.

  1. Create the .csv file with any text editor or spreadsheet tool.

    Use commas to separate the data fields if you are using a text editor to create the file. The data you enter into the record for each port must contain all the fields.

    Example:

    "IPAddress","InterfaceID","Floor","Room","Jack"

    Settings

    Field

    Description

    IPAddress

    IP address of the switch.

    InterfaceID

    ID of the interface. This ID is displayed in Port Properties for the selected port.

    Floor

    Optional field. If not used, type open and closed quotation marks: “”.

    Room

    Optional field. If not used, type open and closed quotation marks: “”.

    Jack

    Optional field. If not used, type open and closed quotation marks: “”.

  2. Save the file with the .csv extension in the filename.
  3. Click Network Devices > Topology.
  4. Right-click the Customer Container and select Import Port Desc.
  5. Navigate to the directory where the .csv file containing the port descriptions is located. Click to select the file, then click Open.

The port description data is imported into FortiNAC.