Disable a Port or LAG

You can disable and re-enable ports and LAGs.

Disabling a port might be useful for troubleshooting or if you want to force a failover to another port or provider (for example, if you are experiencing latency issues).

You are still billed for disabled ports.

Disabling a port

To disable a port, click the port to open its side panel and then select Disable.

screenshot of the port actions menu

When you are ready to re-enable the port, select Actions > Enable.

Disabling a LAG

To disable a LAG, click the LAG to open its side panel and then select Disable.


When you disable a LAG, you disable the logical bundled interface but its member ports are unaffected and remain enabled.

PacketFabric LAGs run in active mode, which means that disabling the LAG terminates the LACP session that has been established with your device.

Disabling a member port in a LAG

  1. From the Ports page, click the LAG to open its side panel.

  2. Click the overflow menu next to the member port and then select View.

    Port lag members

  3. Toggle Port active to disable the port.

    Port lag members

  4. A confirmation message appears. Enter “disable” and then click Disable Port.