Datto Network Manager : Switch port settings



This article describes the Port Settings page for Datto Switches in the Datto Networking Portal.


  • Datto Switches


The Port Settings page allows you to configure all primary networking options for each port. The page also shows a graphical layout of your switch and all its available ports.



1. In the Datto Network Manager Navigation menu, click Switches.

mceclip0.pngFigure 1: Port Settings (click to enlarge)

2. On the Switches page, click the switch name. 

mceclip1.pngFigure 2: The Switches page (click to enlarge)

3. The Navigation menu will expand. Select Port Settings from the expanded options.

mceclip2.pngFigure 3: Expanded options in the Navigation menu (click to enlarge)

Switch Layout

The top of the Port Settings page will display a graphic of your switch, with all available ports. Each port is color-coded:

Black: The port has no active connection. PoE and link are both enabled.
Grey: The port has no active connection. PoE is enabled; the link is disabled.
Dark Grey: The port has no active connection. PoE is disabled; the link is enabled.
Dark purple: The port has no active connection. PoE and link are both disabled.
Green: The port is up with an active connection. PoE is enabled.
Dark Green: The port is up with an active connection. PoE is disabled.
Blue: This port is configured as an uplink, and will override all other color statuses for a port.
Yellow Outline: This port is mirrored with another.
Blue Outline: This port is part of an aggregation.

Figure 4: A switch with connected ports (click to enlarge)

 Placing your mouse cursor over a port will display the following actions:

  • Reset: This action will reset the established link on a selected port.
  • Disable Link: This action will disable the established link on a selected port.
  • Disable PoE: This action will disable PoE on a selected port.
  • Forwarding Table: Clicking on the number of devices will display all connected devices on that port. 

Figure 5: Port actions (click to enlarge)

  • View Connected Devices: This link provides a list of all connected devices on the switch.

mceclip3.pngFigure 6: Connected devices for a port (click to enlarge)


The Port Settings page provides a list of all ports available on your switch, and displays the following information:

  • Port: This column shows the port number. If the port is part of an aggregated group, this column will show all ports in the group, along with the Grouped indicator.
  • Description: This column provides a brief description of the port.
  • Link: This column shows whether the port is enabled or disabled and if it has an active link connection (up or down).
  • Speed/Duplex: This column indicates the port's configured speed and duplex status.
  • PoE: This column shows the port's configured Powered over Ethernet priority.
  • PVID: This column shows the port's configured VLAN PVIDs.
  • Untagged VLAN: This column displays the port's set untagged VLAN IDs.
  • Tagged VLANs: This column shows the port's configured tagged VLAN IDs.
  • Voice VLAN: This column displays the port's configured Voice VLAN ID. Since there is only one Voice VLAN ID per switch, this column will always display the VLAN ID set in Voice VLAN.
  • CoS: This column displays the port's configured CoS value.
  • Trust CoS: This column shows if a port is set to use incoming CoS values.
  • Mirror: This column shows ports involved in a mirror, and whether Rx, Tx, or all types of traffic are involved.
  • Isolation: This column shows if a port is isolated. Port isolation prevents connected clients from communicating with other isolated ports even if they're on the same VLAN. However, they can still communicate with non-isolated ports.
  • Rate Limit: This column shows if rate limiting is configured on a port.
  • Flow Control: This column shows if flow control is enabled or disabled.

image__2_.pngFigure 7: List of ports (click to enlarge)

Port Settings

Selecting one or more ports and clicking Configure will display the following settings:

  • Description: This setting lets you add a descriptor for this port.
  • Link: This setting lets you enable or disable the port's connection.
  • Speed/Duplex: This setting lets you define the following speed/duplex communication settings for this port:
    • Auto Speed/Duplex will auto-negotiate based on the connected node.
    • 1Gbps / Full Duplex
    • 100 Mbps / Full Duplex
    • 100 Mbps / Half Duplex
    • 10 Mbps / Full Duplex
    • 10 Mbps / Half Duplex
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE): PoE lets you power a connected device through an Ethernet cable using your switch. Read the Power over Ethernet (PoE) article for more information.
  • VLANs: VLANs let you group devices to create a partitioned network on the same LAN. Read the VLAN and Voice VLAN articles for more information.
  • Quality of Service (QoS): QoS lets you prioritize application traffic over other traffic types. Read the Quality of Service (QoS) article for more information.
  • Isolation: Port isolation lets you configure a port to transmit traffic only to its connected node.
  • Rate Limit: Rate limiting lets you limit the amount of incoming and outgoing traffic in Mbps.
  • Flow Control: Enabling this setting will set the switch to regulate traffic during heavy usage periods.

image__3_.pngFigure 8: Port settings (click to enlarge)

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