Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

Port Fencing

A port that is consistently unstable can harm the responsiveness and stability of the entire fabric and diminish the ability of the management platform to control and monitor the switches within the fabric. Port Fencing is not enabled by default; it disables the interface if a user-defined high threshold is exceeded. When a port that has exceeded its user-defined high threshold is fenced by software, the port is placed in the "Disabled" state and held offline. After a port is disabled, user intervention is required for frame traffic to resume on the port.

Port Fencing is supported for the "RX IFG Violated" error only.