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Last update: 2022-03-11

Switches overview

Manage Sophos switches in Sophos Central.

You can add and manage your Sophos switches from Sophos Central. You apply site templates and also configure each switch individually.

The screenshot below shows the switch overview.

Switch overview panel.

In the overview, you can do as follows:

  • Add a switch. See Add a switch.
  • Add a site template. See Add a site.
  • Synchronize your switches with Sophos Central. Select the checkbox next to the switch in the table, and click Synchronize.


    If you're using link aggregation, don't synchronize the switch with Sophos Central. For more details, see knowledgebase article 4518.

  • Move switches to a new site. Select the checkbox next to the switch, and click Move to site.


    Moving your switch to a new site clears the switch level settings you applied in Sophos Central. The settings on the switch are updated with the new site configuration. These new settings are added to the existing settings on the switch.

  • Upgrade switch firmware. See Upgrade switch firmware.

The overview page displays information about all the switches you've registered with Sophos Central. The switches are organized by site, and the following information for each switch is available.

Information Description
Serial number The serial number of the switch. Click the serial number to view the switch configuration page.
Alerts Any issues with the switch. For example:
  • Firmware updates
  • Lost connections to Sophos Central
  • Configuration synchronization failures
Click the alert number to open the alerts page and view more details.
Status The current status of the switch.
  • Registering
  • Connected
  • Registered
  • Unregistered
  • Disconnected
  • Synchronized
  • Waiting for sync
  • Pending
  • Syncing
  • Out of sync
  • Suspended.
Ports The number of hardware ports the switch has.
Connection usage The number of connections passing through the switch and the percentage of available bandwidth currently used.
IP address The IP address of the switch.
Model The switch model.
VLANs The VLAN IDs that are active on the switch. Hover over the VLAN ID to show the following information:
  • VLAN name.
  • VLAN ID.
  • Tagged ports
  • Untagged ports
Tags Custom tags you've assigned to the switch.

Getting started assistant

You can use Getting started to do as follows:

Click the X at the top of the window to close the assistant.

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