Monitoring and Managing the Switch
Switch Status Table
The Status table at the top of the Hardware View displays the switch's operational
status, operational state, name, description, and location.
Table 2–1 on page 2-38
Status table and the corresponding status symbols that display on the status bar.
The Status field displays one of the following:
When the switch is "OFFLINE," all ports are offline. The ports cannot accept a
login from an attached device or cannot connect to other switches. You can
configure this state through the Set Online State dialog box. Refer to
State on page 5-4
All unblocked ports are able to connect with devices. You can configure this state
through the Set Online State dialog box. Refer to
instructions. Note that the switch automatically goes online after a power-up, an
initial machine load (IML), or initial program load (IPL).
This is a transitional state that occurs just before the switch goes online. This state
normally only happens briefly, unless there is a problem reaching the online state.
This is a transitional state that occurs just before the switch goes offline. This state
normally only happens briefly, unless there is a problem reaching the offline state.
No Link Status
If the Ethernet network connection between the HAFM server and the switch is down,
the Hardware View displays the front and rear of the unit without FRUs. The switch
Status table at the top of the Hardware View changes to display the status (No Link)
and reason with a yellow background. The name, description, and location fields are
for the meaning of the text that displays in the switch
Set Online State on page 5-4
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