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Datto Switches: Getting Started

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This article provides an overview of the Datto Networking Switch's features.

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  • Datto Switches

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Adding and Accessing your Switch

After connecting your switch to your LAN, you will need to add it to the Datto Networking Portal for registration and cloud management. More information on accessing the Datto Networking Portal can be found in this article.

Navigating the Interface

Switches

Figure 1: Switches (click for larger image)

The Switches page lists all switches within your network, and allows you to add additional switches and configure setting templates for expedited configuration. Click on a function to learn more.

Status

Figure 2: Status (click for larger image)

The Status page provides a graphical overview of your switch by displaying system information and charting out metrics for measurements such as PoE wattage and traffic utilization. Read the Status article to learn more.

Switch Settings

Figure 3: Switch Settings (click for larger image)

The Switch Settings page allows you to configure all primary networking options for your switch. Click on a feature to learn more.

Enabling Monitor Only will prevent cloud configuration from being sent to the switch. This is not typically recommended and should only be used in specific cases.

Port Settings

Figure 4: Port Settings (click for larger image)

The Port Settings page allows you to configure all primary networking options for each port. Selecting a port and clicking Configure will list further options. The page also contains its own actions and options that are detailed in the Port Settings article. Click on a feature to learn more.

Tools

Figure 5: Troubleshooting Tools (click for larger image)

The Troubleshooting Tools page provides tools to assess and troubleshoot a network using your switch. Read the Troubleshooting Tools article for more information.


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