What does green mean?

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Jul 15th, 2008

In CiscoView, when a port is green, does that mean that there is a cable connected to the interface AND connected to a device (a PC) on the other end? Would it be green if the other end was not connected to a device, but connected to the port? what if the device (a PC) were shutdown, would it be green?

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Joe Clarke Tue, 07/15/2008 - 11:22

Green typically means the port is connected (meaning its status is up/up). That means a cable is connected to the port, and the other end is connected to a device which is powered on, or otherwise providing a link beat.

Some PCs that are plugged in, but powered off still provide link to support features like WakeOnLAN.

sirbaughmf Wed, 07/16/2008 - 06:43

Just to clarify, if the interface is red, it is enabled but nothing is connected? and/or it is possible that something is connected it is just shutdown?

We are trying to use CV to determine the number of total ports a site is using, by counting the number of green interfaces....

Joe Clarke Wed, 07/16/2008 - 08:53

Each device package can use colors for its own purposes, so check the color legend when viewing each device type.

If you want to get a list of total ports in your network, you should consider using the Campus Manager switch port reports instead. These are found under Campus Manager > User Tracking > Reports > Report Generator > Switch Port Report in LMS 3.0 and higher.


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