What do the LED lights on Datto Switches mean?

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What do the LED lights on Datto switches mean?

Environment

  • Datto E-Series Switches
  • Datto L-Series Switches

Answer

All Datto E and L series switches use the same LED layout. A Datto E8 switch is used in Figure 1 as an example. Each LED has its behavior described below:

Figure 1: A Datto E8 Switch (click for a larger image)

Power LED:
Light off = Power off.
Solid light = Power on.
 
Fault LED:
Light off = Normal Behavior.
Solid Light = An error is detected.
 
PoE Max LED:
Light off = Additional PoE device may still be added.
Solid Light = The PoE device’s output power has exceeded total PoE limit. No additional devices can be powered on via PoE.
 
LAN Mode LED:
Light off = LAN mode is not activated.
Solid Light = LAN mode is activated.
 
PoE Mode LED:
Light off = PoE mode is not activated.
Solid Light = PoE mode is activated.
   
Mode LED (Per port):
Light off = No link is established on the port.
Solid Amber Light = A valid 10/100 Mpbs link is established on the port.
Solid Green Light = A valid 1000 Mbps link is established on the port.
 
Link/Act LED (Per port):
Light off = No link is established on the port.
Solid Light = A valid link is established on the port.
Blinking Light = Packets are transmitting through the port.

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