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Back connections on patch panels - available where?

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Back connections on patch panels - available where?

This question was originally posted on DCIM Support by Christian Riis on 2017-06-06


A customer is asking: Is there a way to get the back connection information on a patch panel shown somewhere, besides on the properties dialog?

In the example below, they are interested in the four connections that has a description. Are they available somewhere in the staging (ETL) database? REST API? Please notice, that two of the connections are not "real" yet, they only have a description and are not connected yet.

Thanks in advance,

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Re: Back connections on patch panels - available where?

This answer was originally posted on DCIM Support by Jef Faridi on 2017-06-06


Hi Christian,

For the ETL export (ETL Export Database) the information might be in several tables (such as configuration_item_relation, relation_property and relation_endpoint_property). However, as illustrated the "Network Management" might be used to display the network connection details and we can also use the "Export Table Data" feature to save the data to a file:

(in this illustration, the connections are back-to-back between two patch panels)

hope this helps,

Kind regards

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Re: Back connections on patch panels - available where?

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Christian Riis on 2017-06-16


That only works for connected ports. I am looking for a way to list ports that have a description, but not a connection yet.

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Re: Back connections on patch panels - available where?

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Jef Faridi on 2017-06-19


Hi Christian,

I was wondering if the Equipment Browser and it's "Port Description" field could be used, please see the following illustration:

Kind regards

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Re: Back connections on patch panels - available where?

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by James on 2017-08-22


Jef Faridi Is the Port Description field exported to the ETL database?

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Re: Back connections on patch panels - available where?

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Jef Faridi on 2017-08-22


Hi James,

I will check and get back to you asap, thanks.

Kind regards

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Re: Back connections on patch panels - available where?

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Jef Faridi on 2017-08-22


Hi James,

The Port Description filed is not included in the ETL export database.

Kind regards

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Re: Back connections on patch panels - available where?

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by James on 2017-08-22


Thanks Jef Faridi.  Is it held in any internal DCO DB?  What I would like to do is create a report that shows all ports with a description next to it in a room.

 

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Re: Back connections on patch panels - available where?

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Jef Faridi on 2017-08-23


Hi James,

It is in DCO DB, but not in export database. I was wondering perhaps you might want to contact/discuss this with Lasse Simonsen, who is in direct contact with our CSP team (offering customized solutions), thanks.

Kind regards

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