The Switch Ports section shows a basic view of the status on all switch ports. The interface displays a lot of information including a visual representation of each port's status.
The visual port state displays information in the following ways:
|Link operating at full 1Gbe (or 10Gbe on SFP+ ports)|
|Link operating at reduced speed/duplex (10 or 100mbps)|
|Link disabled administratively|
|Link has active PoE draw (802.3af or 802.3at)|
|Link has been detected as uplink to Internet path (Meraki Cloud uplink)|
Link in erroneous state with one of the following error types:
PoE overload: connected device is consuming more power than the maximum limit configured or specified in the 802.3at/af standards
PoE denied: port is waiting for power (may indicate that currently there is not enough available power for the port and connected device)
LACP disabled: LACP has disabled the port
Authentication failure: port not forwarding due to 802.1x authentication problem
STP discarding: Port is in an STP discarding state
The switch ports detailed view can also be expanded to show the following information:
|Port #||Specified port number on the switch|
|Type||active port configuration type (access/trunk)|
|VLAN||actively configured VLAN(s) and voice VLAN|
|Current Traffic (sent/received||live ingress/egress traffic flow for the specified interface|
|RSTP state||active RSTP port state (Enabled, Forwarding, Blocking)|
|PoE||active PoE draw in Watts (advertised PoE in Watts)|
|LLDP||detected LLDP client information including a direct link to the detected client device(s) for further detail|
|Link||Link negotiation state|
|Status||visual indication of the port's connection status over a 24-hr period (more detail is provided by hovering over this field)|
By selecting a specific port, you can get more specific detail about that particular switch port.
This section displays configuration details about the selected port. You can also very easily modify the selected port's configuration by selecting Edit Configuration from the top of this section.
A configuration description (e.g. Access port on VLAN20).
The port's RSTP state (Each port can be in one of the following RSTP states:
- Enabled - RSTP will be used when the port is connected
- Forwarding - RSTP is in use and the port is forwarding traffic
- Blocking - RSTP is in use and the port is discarding traffic because it would introduce a routing loop
- Disabled - RSTP will not be used when the port is connected
The current link negotiation state (Auto, 10Mbps Half, 10Mbps Full, 100 Mbps Half, 100Mbps Full, 1 Gbps Full, 10Gbps Full).
This section displays information about the current port status, including:
This view shows detailed information about the port connectivity state. The color of this connectivity bar will vary depending on the link state. (Use the legend in figure 2 below).
This is the total usage on this switch port, over the previous thirty seconds.
This is the total traffic on this switch port, including broadcast traffic, averaged over the previous thirty seconds.
This shows details about the detected LLDP client information on the selected switch port. This field contains a direct link to the detected client device(s) for further detail, as well as an option to display the raw LLDP information. Note: Other networking devices can advertise their identities using LLDP. The format and content varies greatly.
This section displays details about the currently connected client(s) behind the selected switch port.
This section displays detailed packet information in relation to the selected switch port, including the total, sent, received and rate values for Total, Broadcast and Multicast traffic. This table will also display counters for CRC align errors, Fragments and Collisions. An example is provided in figure 3 below.