Datto Network Manager: Switches Page Overview



This article gives an overview of Datto Network Manager's Switches page.


  • Datto Network Manager
  • Datto Switches


Datto Network Manager's Switches page lets you add, configure and manage switches on your Datto network.

Navigating to the Switches page

From the Navigation menu, expand the Manage tab, then click Switches.

mceclip0.pngFigure 1: The Navigation menu (click to enlarge)

Using the Switches page

mceclip3.pngFigure 2: The Switches page (click to enlarge)

  • Click the Add Switch button to add a new switch Click here to learn more about adding and configuring switches.
  • Click Manage Templates to administer settings across your switch fleet. Click here to learn more about global switch settings.

Below these options, Network Manager will show a list of all switches on the network, along with the following at-a-glance information:

  • Device name and MAC address (click the switch name for in-depth status statistics)
  • Switch description
  • Model
  • IP address
  • Last check-in
  • Uptime
  • Ports (active / total)
  • Power (available / total)
  • Outages for each device (represented as a horizontal bar graph covering the last three hours)
  • A column for further actions for each device

Additional actions on the Switches page

To access additional management options for each switch, click the three dots in the rightmost column. Additional options are:

  • Apply Template
  • Create Template
  • Reboot
  • Move to Network
  • Replace Switch
  • Delete Device

mceclip10.pngFigure 3: Additional actions on the Switches page (click to enlarge)

Advanced switch status information

Click a switch's device name for expanded status information. The following new options will also appear under Switches in the Navigation menu:

  • Switch Settings
  • Port Settings
  • Tools

mceclip0.pngFigure 4: The Switch Status page (click to enlarge)

Using the Switch Settings page

On this page, you can configure the following switch options:

  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • LLDP
  • Voice VLAN
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • IGMP Snooping
  • Jumbo Frames
  • SNMP
  • Monitor Only

Click here to learn more about switch settings.

mceclip11.pngFigure 5: The Switch Settings page (click to enlarge)

Using the Port Settings page

The Port Settings page shows all active ports on the switch, and lets you configure them individually. Click here to learn more about port settings.

mceclip7.pngFigure 6: The Port Settings page (click to enlarge)

Using the Troubleshooting Tools page

The Troubleshooting Tools page lets you reboot the switch and test individual ports with the following tools:

  • Cable Diagnostics
  • LLDP Neighbors
  • Ping
  • Traceroute
  • Connected Devices

Choose your tool from the Tools drop-down menu, choose the port from the Ports drop-down menu, then click the Run Test on Port button.

mceclip9.pngFigure 7: The Troubleshooting Tools page (click to enlarge)

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