Classic Patch Panel Connection Report
A patch panel connection report is a graphical display of the layout of a patch panel or a series of patch panels. This topic describes the patch panel connection report generated by Fiber Manager when a classic data model is being used.
After clicking the Patch Panel Connection Report button and using the flag cursor to select the patch location (steps covered in the Patch Panel Report topic), follow the steps below.
- The Patch Panels window will appear.
- Use the drop down menu to select a single patch panel or
select <Report All> to report on all patch panels (if more than
one patch panel exists at the location).
- Click the Report Button to run the report.
- A report in XML format will appear in your Web browser
with a format similar to the following example. The report displays
the name of any associated patch panels or device racks in the upper
right corner. Connection and circuit information are displayed for
each port. In the following example, the Scott Elementary Patch Panel
card contains six ports. According to the report, we can see
that port number 1 is connected to a 4 port media converter and the
Scott Elementary fiber optic cable which contains fiber number 1 (a
blue fiber in a blue buffer tube). From the report, we can also see
that the fiber in port number 1 is associated with the "School Circuit
1" circuit. Port 5 and 6 are open ports. In other words, they have
no connections. NOTE: If the report looks different than the screenshot below, please go to the Flexible Patch Panel Report topic.