Port Editor

When you right-click a port, and select Edit this screen appears.

It has the following fields:

General Details

Name -- An identifier for the port.

Port Description -- A text description for the port.

Install Date -- The date this port was installed.

Model -- The port’s model.

Date created -- The date this port was created.

Port Details - Properties

IP Address -- The IP address for the port.

MAC Address -- The port’s Media Access Control (MAC) address.

Hardware Version -- The port’s hardware version.

Port Type -- The type of port.

Administrative State -- One of three descriptive values. The options are:

Locked -- Device use is prohibited.

Shutting Down -- Only existing users can use the device.

Unlocked -- Normal use of device is permitted.

Operational State -- One of the following values:

Down -- Inoperable because of a fault, or resources are unavailable.

Dormant -- The port is dormant.

Not Present -- The port is absent.

Up -- Operable and available for use.

Unknown -- Status is unknown.

Testing -- Status is testing.

Notes -- Any notes recorded about the device.

Port Details - Settings

Encapsulation -- An identifier for the port.

MTU -- The size of the maximum transmission unit.

Speed -- The port’s speed.

Subnet Mask -- Any subnet mask associated with the port.

In Use  -- Checked if the port is in use.

IF Index -- The port’s SNMP If Index number.

Changing fields in the Editor screens like Network Status, Administrative State, Operational State and MAC address do not change the device; they change only the Open Manage Network Manager database. You can alter these fields to take notes or set aspirational values, but no change goes to the device, and resync eradicates changes made if the device has conflicting values.