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Naming Convention for Interfaces (e.g. Cisco, Juniper)

Each interface has an interface name, which specifies the media type, the slot in which the interface is located and the port.

The interface name uniquely identifies an individual network connector in the system.

You use the interface name when configuring interfaces and when enabling various functions and properties, such as routing protocols, on individual interfaces.


 

 

The system uses the interface name when displaying information about the interface, for example, in the show interfaces command.

eg Cisco: mediatype stack / slot / port like "ge-0/0/0" or " FastEthernet 0/0"

eg Juniper: mediatype stack / slot / port like "ge-0/0/0"

 

The convention is as follows (examples):

  • mediatype 

    • xe - 10-Gigabit Ethernet interface

    • et - 25/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet interface

    • em - management interface

    • fc - Fiber Channel interface

    • ge - Gigabit Ethernet interface

    • sxe - 10 gigabit service interface

    • xle - 40-Gigabit Ethernet interface

    • fte - 40-Gigabit data plane uplink interface

    • me - management interface

    • em - management interface

  • stack or module

    • On standalone switches, the stack number (or Flexible PIC Concentrator) is always 0 .

  • slot / module / submodule

    • The number indicates the slot number of the line card that contains the physical interface.

  • port

    • Interfaces use the following convention for port numbers: eg 1-48, sfp + 49 through 54

 


 

Setting up Naming Rules in Pathfinder


 

Add a new naming rule for ports


 

Add lookup values ​​for media types by filling the list (lookup values) with all needed items      

 


 

Add a text separator


 

Add the stack as a lookup value


 

Add a text separator


 

Add a lookup value for modules


 

Add a text separator


 

Add the number of the port


 

Using the Naming Rules in Pathfinder


 

Select the ports of a switch in the rack view for renaming them


 

Apply naming rule


 

Fill out the fields of the naming rule