LEDs on the front panel of the switch provide information on switch status during startup, normal operation, and fault conditions.
|front panel LEDs|
|1 The PoE LED is only on the Catalyst 2960 PoE switches.|
The following table details switch LED status indicators.
The System LED shows whether the system is receiving power and is functioning properly. Table 1-2 lists the LED colors and their meanings.
|Off||System is not powered on.|
|Green||System is operating normally.|
|Amber||System is receiving power but is not functioning properly.|
The RPS LED shows the RPS status. Table 1-3 lists the LED colors and their meanings.
Note The Catalyst 2960 8-port switches, and the Catalyst 2960-24-S, 2960-24TC-S, 2960-48TC-S, and 2960-48TT-S switches do not have an RPS LED.
Port LEDs and ModesThe port LEDs, as a group or individually, display information about the switch and about the individual ports (Table 1-4):
|1 When installed in Catalyst 2960 switches, 1000BASE-T SFP modules can operate at 10, 100, or 1000 Mb/s in full-duplex mode or at 10 or 100 Mb/s in half-duplex mode.2 The PoE LED is only on the Catalyst 2960 PoE switches.|
Even if the PoE mode is not selected, the PoE LED shows PoE problems when they are detected (Table 1-5). The PoE LED applies only to Catalyst 2960 switches that support PoE.
To select or change a mode, press the Mode button until the desired mode is highlighted. When you change port modes, the meanings of the port LED colors also change. Table 1-6 explains how to interpret the port LED colors in different port modes.
For more detail, check this Cisco document about Catalyst 2960 Switch Hardware.