Connecting 3750E interfaces for IP management

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Dec 5th, 2007
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I'm setting up several 3750E's as access switches and I'm wondering what is the best way to connect these switches to the OOB network for managability. I'm concerned that if I lose a switch in the stack that I won't be able to manage the stack at all (via SSH). I know that I can setup a ip address on my OOB VLAN on the stack but how should I physically connect the 3750E's interfaces to the rest of the network? If I uplink GigabitEthernet1/0/1 to the OOB network should I also uplink GigabitEthernet2/0/1 as well? STP should take care of the links, right?


thanks,


Ben

Correct Answer by Edison Ortiz about 9 years 6 months ago

Yes

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Edison Ortiz Wed, 12/05/2007 - 11:12
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You can eliminate STP on this connection (and I actually recommend doing so) by configuring the OOB switchport as a routed port.


Example,

interface GigabitEthernet1/0/1

no switchport

ip address x.x.x.x y.y.y.y

mrbenconrad Wed, 12/05/2007 - 11:15
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thx.


If I want physically redundancy to each switch in the stack I'll need to setup a routed port (and IP) on one interface on each switch, correct?


Ben

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Edison Ortiz Wed, 12/05/2007 - 11:20
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