Monitoring and Managing the Switch
Reason Field Messages
The following messages display in the Reason field of the Port Properties dialog
box if an Invalid Attachment, Segmented E_Port, or Inactive state occurs for the
Invalid Attachment Messages:
This field indicates the beaconing status for the port. To enable or disable
beaconing, right-click the port and select Enable Beaconing. A port in a
failed state cannot be set to beacon.
Description of the last link incident that occurred on the port.
Beaconing, inactive, invalid attachment, link incident, link reset, no light, not
operational, online, offline, port failure, segmented E_Port, testing, or not
installed. Refer to
When the port operating state is "Segmented E_Port," "Invalid Attachment,"
or "Inactive," this field displays the reason for that state. When an E_Port is
segmented, two fabrics are prevented from joining. This only occurs when the
switch is connected to another switch. Reasons and probable causes are listed
under Reason Field Messages below.
If a threshold alert exists for the port, an alert indicator (yellow triangle) will
appear by the Threshold Alert field, and the configured name for the last
alert received will appear in the field.
01 Unknown. Invalid attachment reason cannot be determined.
02 ISL connection not allowed on this port. Port is
configured as an F_Port, but connected to Edge Switch or Director.
03 ELP rejected by the attached switch. This Director/Edge
Switch transmitted an exchange link protocol (ELP) frame that was rejected
by the switch at the other end of the ISL.
on page 94 for definitions of operational states.
Edge Switch 2/24 Product Manager User Guide