Catalyst 6513 Newbie

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We just received a 6513 with 2 Sup modules and 5 Gigabit switch modules. I wanna get to the web management of the 6513. I assigned an IP address to the default interface using the IOS commands but I still can not get to the web interface. I have looked all over the web on how to do this, but have not found anything.

Does anyone have good documentation or a config example on how to setup the 6513 just enough to get into the web interface.


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JORGE RODRIGUEZ Mon, 08/20/2007 - 18:22
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enable http services in IOS.


router(config)#ip http server

jlhainy Mon, 08/20/2007 - 18:25
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First off, there is more than one web interface for the 6500 series. At the CLI, go to config mode and do a ip http ? This should help you figure out the correct syntax to enable the web interface.

There are other interfaces that are available that you have to download from and then upload to the 6500. There are vairous CiscoView and SDM products that are far better than the web interface that comes with the IOS of a 6500.

I perfer the CLI myself.

JORGE RODRIGUEZ Tue, 08/21/2007 - 03:59
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good point , din't think of sdm or ciscoview.

OK, I did a no shut on the Vlan1 interface, assigned an IP address to it and enable the ip http server. I have a network cable going from the supervior i just configured to a switch that is connected currently to our network (not the 6513 I am working on). I am not getting activity on that switch port I plugged into and I have tried other ports as well. Its like the supervisor interface is not active. Do I need a cross over from the supervisor to the other switch?

jlhainy Fri, 08/24/2007 - 17:45
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unless you configure mdix on one of the ports, then the port will automatically detect and switch the pairs in software. It is off by default because Cisco sees it as a security risk.

JORGE RODRIGUEZ Fri, 08/24/2007 - 20:09
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Hi Matt, before connecting switches that are possibly in production to the 6513 I would recommend to configure the device first in a stand alone, then you can figure out where in your network you will be installing the 6513, usually your core network , configuring it offline you could then figure other needed configurations such as vlan interfaces in the router ,vlans in the switch, vtp configuration etc..

you configure management vlan1 with IP address, here is an example for router and swith basic config.

console to the switch, and configure sc0 interface with ip as well, assign a port on the switch to vlan1 and you can connect a laptop or PC to that port in vlan1 to get IP connectivity.

step1: Configure vlan1 with IP in router

router>#config t

router(config)#interface vlan1

router(config_if)#ip address

router(config_if)#no shutdown


router(config)#ip routing

router#write mem

go to switch and assign a port to vlan1,

switch(enable)set vlan 1 2/1

here 2 is module# and 1 is port#

switch(enable)set interface sc0 1

switch(enable)set ip route

switch(enable)set ip http server enable

with this very basic config you can get Ip connectivity to the switch as long you have the labtop also configure for network and plug into 6513 port on vlan1.

Go over this link with basic configs

mlkahn Mon, 08/27/2007 - 12:22
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Hi Matt,

Sounds like you might be running Native IOS on the sup module. This would make the prompt always be Router[>#]. You use the same console port. If you are running hybrid, which does have a Catalyst OS that prompts with Switch>, then you can switch from Router to Switch by typing "switch console", or try "exit", or three ^Cs. If you are running Native, then you are already talking to the switch.

I'm definatly running the Native IOS (Version 12.2(17d)SXB11a), but when I type in the commands you provided ("switch console", "exit", "^C^C^C", nothing happens.

When I type in exit, it just exits me out of the console session all together. I hit enter and it brings me back into the Router> prompt.

Any other ideas on how to get into the switch configuration? I can see the ports of the switch when doing a "show int" when in Router# mode, but I am not sure how to get to Switch>??

JORGE RODRIGUEZ Tue, 08/28/2007 - 13:17
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Matt, if you are running native can you post something. If you are running native IOS then each port could either be a routed port or simply layer 2 port. In native IOS there is no CATOS running, and as the previous poster indicated you have the routing and switching functionality management from a single command line.

issue at the router this and post the info.

" show ip interface brief "

So I can control switch functionality from the Router> prompt? One person previously stated that you can switch between the Router> and Switch> prompts, but their recommendation on how to do so did not work.

Basically, I am trying to find a way to manage all the components within the 6513 through web management. I am not sure if there is one web management piece built into the supervisor module that manages every module within the 6513 or if you have to manage each module separtely, it if they were independent modules (switches, FW, etc..)

Here is the result of the "show ip int breif". This is just a summary of all the switch ports. I have 5-48 port switches in slots 9-13.

Vlan1 YES NVRAM down down

GigabitEthernet7/1 unassigned YES NVRAM down down

GigabitEthernet7/2 unassigned YES NVRAM down down

GigabitEthernet8/1 unassigned YES NVRAM down down

GigabitEthernet8/2 unassigned YES NVRAM down down

GigabitEthernet9/1 unassigned YES NVRAM down down

GigabitEthernet9/2 unassigned YES NVRAM administratively down down

GigabitEthernet9/3 unassigned YES NVRAM administratively down down

GigabitEthernet9/4 unassigned YES NVRAM administratively down down

GigabitEthernet9/5 unassigned YES NVRAM administratively down down

GigabitEthernet9/6 unassigned YES NVRAM administratively down dow

JORGE RODRIGUEZ Wed, 08/29/2007 - 08:04
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If you are running native IOS there is only one IOS image .. if you are running hybrid there are two images one for switch and one for router each independant of each other in terms of console management.

if you have 5 more blades installed from slow 5 to 13 they should have shown up in show ip interface brief, the info you posted shows blade installed in slot 7,8 that appear sup cards and blade 9 with 6 gig ports, is blade 9 fiber or copper ports?

can you do "show module "

every IOS have basic http services functionality just for very basic management

but you still need to go through CLI from within the browser to configure or retreave system or port information.

you will need some other management software. Personally I do not use these management tools so I am limitted to comment on it, but could point you to the following link.

Read this link , scroll down until you see Element management Systems,

Under same link see Cisco Catalyst switch manager

Slot 7 and 8 are the sup cards.

Slots 9 - 13 are 48 port Copper Gigabit switches. I did not display every port on slots 9 - 13; I truncated it to save room.

So if there is only 1 IOS image that I am dealing with, and every IOS has a basic HTTP service, how do you configure the 6513 to get into this basic service?

JORGE RODRIGUEZ Wed, 08/29/2007 - 10:00
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Yes Matt, then you are dealing with native IOS.

since you have Vlan1 configured already with Ip you have serveral options

to at least get IP connectivity to manage it with telnet but do a very basic config.

1- sellect any of the copper Gig ports and configure it as a layer 2 port to plug in a laptop

,confogure laptop to be in the same segment , and its default gateway will be .73

laptop nic be auto/auto

Enable http on router:


router#config t

router(config)#ip http server

router(config)#(HERE PRESS Ctrl-z ) - this gets you out from global config mode to save config next line

router#write mem

configure a port to connect laptop


router#config t

router(config)#interface gigabitethernet9/1

router(config_if)#switchport access vlan 1

router(config_if)#speed auto

router(config_if)#duplex auto

configure telnet access on router, and passwords.


router#config t

router(config)#line vty 0 4

router(config-line)#password xxxxxx



router(config)#line console 0

router(config-line)#password xxxxxx



router(config)#enable password xxxxxx

router(config)#service password-encryption

router(config-line)#(HERE PRESS Ctrl-z )

router#write mem

After you get the above configure , ping from laptop/PC to if you get reply load your

browser and do ( just enter enable password , no user name )

Other basic stuff

Configure basic VTP and make it transparent (neither client nor server ) in the event that you willl eventually link

this switch to production switches and don't end up messing up layer 2 tolopoly in production side and be able to

connect to it..

router#config t

router(config)#vtp mode transparent


router#write mem

go over this link for other configurations

HTH, and don't forget to rate all helpfull posts



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