What is automatic partitioning?
The automatic partitioning in the network is an Ethernet component that is used as a safety network to prevent incorrect data transmission and data loss and at the same time to isolate defective devices, ports or network lines. When a defect is identified, such as a loosened port, data collision, faulty wiring, or jammed signal, the faulty element is automatically partitioned to prevent further network damage.
Automatic partitioning isolates bad data from all device and network traffic and backup systems while errors are corrected. For example, a faulty network interface card (NIC) can be partitioned from all interface and communication sources. Another example is a faulty network line or node.
A typical example of a network malfunction is a collision that occurs when multiple devices on a network attempt to transmit data at the same time.