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:
· 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:
· 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:
· 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.