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Assigning Imported Port Numbers to a Port Group

When the initial data sync is performed and the port numbers from the switch imported into cairs.net, cairs.net creates a default port group (called ‘Import’) and assigns all port numbers into that default group. If you wish to create different groups, add a new port group first. See “Adding a Port Group” section. Once a new port group has been added, port numbers can be moved from one group into another.

1.    Click the Switches menu.

2.    In the Navigation pane, click Switches.

3.    Depending on the amount of records you have within your database, the list may not readily populate. To populate the list, perform one of the following actions:

·         Within the search box, type any portion of the record and then click the magnifying glass.

·         Click the Show All button.

4.    Once the list populates, double-click the record to open the General – Switch window.

5.    Within the Ports ribbon group, click the upper portion of the button (Depending on your switch, the button name changes, for example, the button name may be EQN, TN, LEN, etc.) The screen changes to display the port groups.

6.    Within the list, click the plus sign (+) next to the group name to display a list of ports. Find the port number within the list and click the record selector box next to the number. To select multiple rows, click the first number, press and hold the Shift button on your keyboard, and then click each additional number.

7.    Once you have the proper numbers highlighted, click the group, and drag and drop it into the different group.

8.    Click the plus sign (+) next to the group name to view the number, you moved into the group.

9.     Within the Actions ribbon group, click Save (save and stay) to continue working with the switch or Save & Close (save and exit) to return to the switches list.

Adding a New Port Numbers to a Port Group

1.      Click the Switches menu.

2.      In the Navigation pane, click Switches.

3.      Depending on the amount of records you have within your database, the list may not readily populate. To populate the list, perform one of the following actions:

·        Within the search box, type any portion of the record, then click the magnifying glass.

·        Click the Show All button.

4.      Once the list populates, double-click the record to open the General – Switch window.

5.      Within the Ports ribbon group, click the upper portion of the button (Depending on your switch, the button name changes, for example, the button name may be EQN, TN, LEN, etc.) The screen changes to display the port groups. Within the list of port groups, click on the port group that you want add a range to, this highlights the group.

6.      Within the Ports ribbon group, click the lower portion of the button to access a drop-down menu and from the list select Add a range to a group

7.      The Add Port Range window opens, there are three panes of information:

·        Configure Port Range – within this pane you will define the characteristics of the range

·        Preview – Once you have completed the top pane, you can preview your range before assigning it to the group

·        Controls and Help – this pane defines the wildcards available for the mask

8.      Within the Configure Port Range pane, complete the following fields (required fields are marked with an asterisk (*):

·        Card Type* – click on the field to access a drop-down list, from the list select one of the following card types:

·        Analog

·        Digital

·        ISDN

·        IP

·        Unknown

·        Multi Mode Analog Digital

·        Card Name* – type the card name

·        Start Option*–click on the field to access a drop-down list, from the list select one of the following options:

·        Ground

·        Loop

·        Unknown

·        Bad* – this field remains blank to indicate that the range is usable. Click on the field to insert a checkmark to indicate that the range you are adding is un-usable.

·        Multi-Mode Service Type *– click the field to access a drop-down list, from the list select one of the following options:

·        Both

·        Analog Only

·        Digital Only

·        Reusable * – this field defaults to contain a checkmark to indicate that once the port is free of an assignment it can be reused. Click the field to remove the checkmark to indicate that the port cannot be reused.

·        Beginning Port Name* – type the name of the first port

·        Ending Port Name* – type the name of the last port

·        Port Mask* – this field populates with the mask that is associated with the port group, click on the field and type the correct information. Within the bottom pane of the window, is the help section for creating a mask, you can use the following rules to create the correct mask for your port range:

·        For alphabetical characters use the letter ‘A’

·        For a space or special character use the exact character, for example if you use a slash, in the mask you would type ‘\’

·        For a numerical character use the letter ‘N’

·        For a hexadecimal character use the letter ‘H’

9.      Once you have completed the top pane of information, click the Generate Preview button. The middle pane displays a list of the ports that match the characteristics you defined.

10.  If the list is correct, click the Add Range button. This adds the range into the group, once the process is successful a message box appears, within the box, click Yes to add or modify another range or click No to view your port group and range.

11.  To view the added range, click on the plus sign (+) next to the port group name, a list of ports appears below the port group name.

Viewing all Port Numbers

1.      Click the Switches menu.

2.      In the Navigation pane, click Switches.

3.      Depending on the amount of records you have within your database, the list may not readily populate. To populate the list, perform one of the following actions:

·        Within the search box, type any portion of the record and then click the magnifying glass.

·        Click the Show All button.

4.      Once the list populates, double-click the record to open the General – Switch window.

5.      Within the Ports ribbon group, click the lower portion of the button to access a drop-down menu and from the list select All Ports (Depending on your switch, the button name changes, for example, the button name may be EQN, TN, LEN, etc.)  The screen changes to display the port groups.

6.      Within the list, click the plus sign (+) next to the port group name to view the associated port numbers.  

Deleting a Range from a Port Group

1.       Click the Switches menu in the lower pane of the left panel.

2.       In the Navigation pane, click Switches.

3.       Before the Switches list populates you must either:

·         Within the search box, type-in any portion of the record and then click the magnifying glass.

·         Click the Show All button.

4.       Within the list, double click the Switch to view, the General – Switch window opens. 

5.       Within the Ports ribbon group, click the upper portion of the button (Depending on your switch, the button name changes, for example, the button name may be EQN, TN, LEN, etc.) The screen changes to display the port groups.   Within the list of port groups, click on the port group that you want delete a range from, this highlights the group. 

6.       Within the Ports ribbon group, click the lower portion of the button to access a dropdown menu and from the list select Delete a range to a group.

7.       The Delete Port Range window opens, there are three panes of information:

·         Configure Port Range – within this pane, you will define the characteristics of the range.

·         Preview – once you have completed the top pane, you can preview your range before deleting it from the group.

·         Controls and Help – this pane defines the wildcards available for the mask.

8.       Within the Configure Port Range pane, complete the following fields (required fields are marked with an asterisk (*):

·         Card Type* – click the field to access a dropdown list and from the list select the matching card type of the range that you want to delete.

·         Card Name* – type-in the card name.

·         Start Option* – click the field to access a dropdown list and from the list select the matching option.

·         Bad* – this field can remain blank.

·         Beginning Port Name* – type-in the name of the first port that you want to delete.

·         Ending Port Name* – type-in the name of the last port that you want to delete.

·         Port Mask* – this field populates with the mask that is associated with the port group, DO NOT make any changes to this field.  This field must match the appearance of the port range in order for you to delete them.

9.       Once you have completed the top pane of information, click on the Generate Preview button.  The middle pane displays a list of the ports that will be deleted.

10.   If the list is correct, click the Delete Range button.  Once the ports are deleted, a popup opens verifying the number of ports deleted, click Ok to continue. 

11.   Another message box opens verifying the operation was successful, within the box click Yes to modify another range or click No to return to the port group list. 

12.   To view the range, click the plus (+) sign next to the port group name.   A list of ports appears below the port group name. 

 

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