When configuring PoE, go to these sections for information you are interested in:
PoE Configuration Task List
Configuring the PoE Interface
Configuring PoE Power Management
Configuring the PoE Monitoring Function
Upgrading PSE Processing Software Online
Configuring a PD Disconnection Detection Mode
Enabling the PSE to Detect Nonstandard PDs
Displaying and Maintaining PoE
PoE Configuration Example
Introduction to PoE
Power over Ethernet (PoE) means that power sourcing equipment (PSE) supplies power to powered
devices (PD) such as IP telephone, wireless LAN access point, and web camera from Ethernet
interfaces through twisted pair cables.
Reliable: Power is supplied in a centralized way so that it is very convenient to provide a backup
Easy to connect: A network terminal requires only one Ethernet cable, but no external power
Standard: In compliance with IEEE 802.3af, and a globally uniform power interface is adopted.
Promising: It can be applied to IP telephones, wireless LAN access points, portable chargers, card
readers, web cameras, and data collectors.
A PoE system consists of PoE power, PSE, and PD.
The whole PoE system is powered by the PoE power, which includes external PoE power and internal
PSE detecting that a PD is unplugged, the PSE stops supplying power to the PD.
An Ethernet interface with the PoE capability is called PoE interface. Currently, a PoE interface can be
an FE or GE interface.