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What does a port status of "Dormant" indicate?

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TitleWhat does a port status of "Dormant" indicate?
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What does a port status of "Dormant" indicate?
Environment
  • S-Series
  • K-Series
  • 7100-Series
  • SecureStack
  • All firmware versions
Answer
The status of "dormant" under the output from "show port status indicates the port is in part of a Link Aggregation Group (LAG).

Example of port status, and how to find out which lag the port is a part of:
C5(su)->show port status
          Alias        Oper    Admin   Speed
Port      (truncated)  Status  Status  (bps)     Duplex  Type
--------- ------------ ------- ------- --------- ------- ------------
ge.1.1                 Dormant      Up      1.0G      full    BaseT RJ45


C5(su)->show port lacp port ge.1.1 status summary

Global Link Aggregation state : Disabled
Port    Aggr            Actor System                    Partner System
                   Pri:    System ID:      Key:    Pri:    System ID:      Key:

ge.1.1  lag.0.1 [(32768,00:1F:45:54:B7:D0,32768),(32768,00:00:00:00:00:00,    1)]

C5(su)->
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