Rename/Comment Physical Interface objects
It should be allowed to change the name of Physical Interface objects from default PORTx name to custom one.
Also, comment attribute/field should be added for additional description (like it was available in UTM9).
The ability to rename interface objects will be delivered in version 18 of SFOS. We will not be adding comments at this time.
If comment/description field is important to you, support this item, which is specifically about providing comments fields more generally across the board: https://ideas.sophos.com/forums/330219-xg-firewall/suggestions/38328700-more-objects-should-have-note-fields
For information on how to get early access to version 18, go here: https://events.sophos.com/v18eap
Any news 4 YEARS after the original post? with 50+ vlan it's a **** to manage without labels or comments......... We just migrated from UTM 9 to XG, but I think it was really mistake........ pfSense is simpler and much better than a 20k€ appliance.......
Really? Implemented as part of a larger project? That comment was made TWO YEARS AGO! The oldest comment was made almost FOUR YEARS AGO! So it takes two years before something becomes PLANNED and then another two years goes by and it still has not been done. I'm not holding out much hope for any idea that has been suggested and gets marked as planned at this point. Can we at least get some kind of update?
How the **** is possible that such a simple task is taking so long to see the light?
At lease let as insert a comment.
I've got a lot of ports, VLAN and I just can't remember which VLAN is for the phones, which one is for the CCTV and so on.
I've chosen Sophos over others but...guys I really think I've made a huge mistake.
Lucky me I haven't sold any to my customers yet. I have definitely have to find another product for them.
Mike Carpenter commented
It's amazing how long this has taken to implement what seems like a simple fix. For people just beginning to implement the XG it's one of the main negative things noticed. What an easy win for Sophos …
Andrew W commented
Are there any updates on this? We'd like to move away from UTM9, but I fear the lack of this option may make things unnecessarily more complex.
@alan how is this not done yet?
Fed up commented
Over a year has gone by and still not here. This is not looking impressive, even a txt field we could comment in that would show up!
Luiz Felipe Lins Dias commented
for me is strange that this option does not exist.
Massimiliano Busano commented
This is really important! Its impossible to manage multiple ports without know what they do...
Björn Kai Harm commented
It would be helpful to have a comment field in the interfaces, so that while the physical name is retained, but the comment field can be used as an individual name field - this comment field was present in the UTM
Nathan Phelan commented
Also, the naming/aliasing/commenting should reflect in SNMP.
c'mon Sophos backend dudes, this should not even be a request. SMH
This is a Must Have!!! Thanks
Massimo Forni commented
Absolutely a must
Zolt Suic commented
Andrew 491 commented
Even if a complete rename isn't possible, being add a note or an alias really would help.
Any update on this feature request?
I Agree. When you have 32 ports named PortA:x it is a bit difficult to keep track of them. Please allow for a common name to be used so that we do not need to have a chart listing all the interfaces next to out workstation.