Port Details Test

The Dell Switch M-Series comprises of multiple ports through which multiple network connections are established. This test auto discovers the ports on the Dell Switch M-Series, and reports the current administrative state and operational state of each port. In addition, this test also reveals the strength of the power signals that are received and transmitted through each port. This way, administrators can be proactively alerted to transmission / reception of weak signals, and in the process, they can initiate remedial measures before connection failures occur.

Target of the test : Dell Switch M-Series

Agent deploying the test : An external Agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every port on the Dell Switch M-Series being monitored

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Administrative status

Indicates the current administrative status of this port.

 

The values reported by this measure and its numeric equivalents are mentioned in the table below:

Measure Value Numeric Value
Up 1
Down 2

Note:

By default, this measure reports the Measure Values listed in the table above to indicate the current administrative status of the port. The graph of this measure however, represents the status of the fan using the numeric equivalents only - 1 and 2.

Operational status

Indicates the current operational status of this port.

 

The values reported by this measure and its numeric equivalents are mentioned in the table below:

Measure Value Numeric Value
Ready 1
Port down 2
Port problem 3
Card problem 4
Card down 5
Not present 6

Note:

By default, this measure reports the Measure Values listed in the table above to indicate the current switch status of the stack unit. The graph of this measure however, represents the current operation status of the port using the numeric equivalents only - 1 to 6.

Received power signal

Indicates the strength of the power signal received through this port.

dB

 

Transmitted power signal

Indicates the strength of the power signal transmitted through this port.

dB

 

Received temperature

Indicates the current temperature reading of this port.

Celsius

Ideally, the temperature of the port should be well within admissible limits.