Back 2 Back device connectionsCompleted
It would be useful to track certain direct connections between device ports.
As I can see from my knowledge of D42 there is no way to directly connect two devices between them if they are not Switches.
D42 has the ability to Devices connect to Switch Ports, Patch Panel Ports, Telco Circuits, ... if I have to connect the eth0 of device A to eth1 of device B, I cannot see a way to do it.
There are certain situations where this is useful.
I've a NAS with four NICs:
eth0) directly attached to eth2 of Device A with a yellow cable. On the ends of the cable there are respectively a adesive label named "NAS eth0" and another named "Device A eth2".
eth1) directly attached to Device B on eth2 with a red cable. On the ends of the cable there are respectively a adesive label named "NAS eth1" and another named "Device B eth2".
eth2) attached to Switch C port 1 - VLAN 100
eth3) attached to Patch Panel D port 1
While for eth2 and eth3 I've native support from D42, I cannot connect eth1 and eth2 and support also labeling.
For the sake of completeness it is bothersome to leave two ports undocumented on Device A and B. If I look only at D42 (without looking at the rack) I see only eth2 and eth3 while I've no clue on eth0 and eth1 if they are connected and where.
FYI, this has been addressed in v12.0.0: http://www.device42.com/blog/2017/02/device42-object-query-language-and-major-port-changes-with-v12-0-0/
Since "port" is a property of any device type now, you can connect ports to each other irrespective of whether that device is switch or not and can achieve back to back connection with that.
Another scenario where this feature can be useful is to track connections from firewall devices directly to other devices (eg servers).0
This is something I could use as well.0
This would be very usefull, we have the same back-to-back connections here and there too.0
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