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Ethernet switch inventory

You can obtain a summary of pertinent details for a selected Ethernet switch by accessing the Summary tab from the UCP Navigator window.

The Summary tab, shown below, provides information about the Ethernet switch, its location, and its current state.

Alerts regarding the currently selected switch are shown at the bottom of the Summary window, indicating severity level, source, and type of alert. You can use this information to track alerts that are generated during the operation of the switch.

The following details are provided in the summary:

  • Serial Number:

    Serial number of the switch.

  • Firmware:

    Firmware version for the switch.

    NoteFollowing a firmware upgrade, it can take up to 30 minutes for the new firmware version to be updated in the summary details. However, you can get the latest firmware version by clicking the Refresh button from within the vSphere web client.
  • Fan Status:

    Indicates the current fan status.

  • Type:

    Indicates the type of switch (Ethernet).

  • Switch Model:

    Indicates the switch model.

  • IP Address:

    Indicates the IP address for the switch.

  • Status:

    Shows the onboard status as follows:

    • UP
    • DOWN
    • UNKNOWN
    • UNREACHABLE
  • Power Status:

    Shows the current power status (On or Off).

  • Temperature:

    Shows the current temperature status as follows:

    • Other
    • Unknown
    • Normal
    • Warning
    • Critical
    • Fatal
  • Name:

    Shows the switch name.

  • Primary:

    True if this switch is the primary node in the cluster.

  • Secondary:

    True if this switch is the secondary node in the cluster.

  • Leaf:

    True if this switch is the leaf node in the cluster.

  • RBridge ID:

    For Brocade switches, specifies the Switch RBridge ID.