Config Ethernet Management Port on Catl. 4506

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Aug 8th, 2008

How can I configure the Ethernet Management Port on SUP Engie IV Catl. 4506

What is config Interface name and the commmands to configure it as a IP interface.

I try use it for Outband Management

Thanks in advance for your help !

I have this problem too.
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Ayvalikslo2 Fri, 08/08/2008 - 06:25

Thanks for your support,

It is all about Port that directly connceted on the SUB module beside the Console Port

Edison Ortiz Fri, 08/08/2008 - 06:38

That port functions like any other switchport in the switch. It doesn't have any special feature.

If you want to assign an IP directly on the switchport, you need to make it a Layer3 switchport with the command no switchport and then input the appropriate IP address.




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andrew.butterworth Fri, 08/08/2008 - 06:39

I seem to remember that this interface does not work when the Supervisor is running IOS. It is there purely for recovery and is only accessible when in ROMMON.


Edison Ortiz Fri, 08/08/2008 - 06:43


Excellent catch. I was assuming he was talking about the uplink port.

According to:

Ethernet Management Port

The Ethernet management port is used (in ROMMON mode only) to recover a switch software image that has been corrupted or destroyed due to a network catastrophe. This port is not active while the switch is operating normally.


You are indeed correct.




Ayvalikslo2 Sun, 08/10/2008 - 21:32

I am new in Cisco Environment.

Have I a possibility to active the Ethernet management port?

As said already, I would like use it

as Outbandmanagement Interface and reach

an additional Interface posibility to config

and manage the switch like as console Port.

On Extreme Switches it is posible.

mahmoodmkl Sun, 08/10/2008 - 22:50


u cannot use this port for management purpose as said by earlier posters it is active in rommon mode only.

U can configure telnet to manage this switch remotely.




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