I currently have to console into one of my switches that uses a private 172.x.x.x address and want to give it a command IP address in order to SSH into it. I'm not sure what the commands would be to do this....any help would be greatly appreciated!!
To access a switch remotely you need a L3 vlan interface that is up/up with an IP address. Assuming vlan 1 interface on your switch
int vlan 1
ip address 192.168.5.10 255.255.255.0
ip default-gateway 192.168.5.1
where 192.168.5.1 is the L3 routed interface for vlan 1.