Datto Networking : 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. Selecting one or more port and clicking Configure will list further settings. There is also a graphical layout of your switch and all its available ports with other possible actions.



1. Navigate to a device web session for your switch.

2. Click Port Settings as seen in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Port Settings (click to enlarge)

Switch Layout

Figure 2: A switch with connected ports (click to enlarge)

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.

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

Figure 3: Port actions (click to enlarge)

  • 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. You can also click View all connected devices for this switch for a list of all connected devices on the switch.

    Figure 4: Connected devices for a port (click to enlarge)


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

Figure 5: List of ports (click to enlarge)

  • Port: Displays the port number. If the port is part of an aggregated group, this will show all ports in the group, along with the Grouped indicator
  • Description: Displays a brief description of the port
  • Link: Displays whether the port is enabled, disabled, and if it has an active link connection (up or down)
  • Speed/Duplex: Displays the port's configured speed and duplex
  • PoE: Displays the port's configured Powered over Ethernet priority
  • PVID: Displays the port's configured PVID used in VLANs
  • Untagged VLAN: Displays the port's set untagged VLAN IDs
  • Tagged VLANs: Displays the port's configured tagged VLAN IDs
  • Voice VLAN: Displays the port's configured Voice VLAN ID. Since there is only one Voice VLAN ID per switch, this will always display the VLAN ID set in Voice VLAN.
  • CoS: Displays the port's configured CoS value
  • Trust CoS: Displays whether a port will use incoming CoS values or not
  • Mirror: Displays what ports are involved in the mirror, and whether Rx, Tx, or all types of traffic are involved
  • Isolation: Displays whether a port is isolated or not
  • Rate Limit: Displays any configured rate limiting for a port
  • Flow Control: Displays whether flow control is enabled or disabled

Port Settings

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

Figure 6: Port settings (click to enlarge)

  • Description: Allows you to add a descriptor for this port
  • Link: Allows you to enable or disable the connection for this port
  • Speed/Duplex: Allows you to 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): Allows you to power a connected device through an Ethernet cable using your switch. Read the Power over Ethernet (PoE) article for more information.
  • VLANs: Allows you to 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): Allows you to prioritize application traffic over others. Read the Quality of Service (QoS) article for more information.
  • Isolation: Allows you to configure a port to transmit traffic only to its connected node
  • Rate Limit: Allows you to limit the amount of incoming and outgoing traffic in Mbps
  • Flow Control: Enabling this will have the switch regulate traffic during times of congestion

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